Shot silk rose dress with gauntlets

Bruce Papas designed this dress when he was working from his home in Titirangi, Auckland. The rose has been made by manipulating the cloth – it has been created totally without cutting or seaming. The puffball skirt’s form is supported with soft wadding. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Meegan Pollock
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Titirangi, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress, gauntlets
Material: Shot silk
Features: The dress has a puffball skirt and a handmade rose.
Exhibition: A Certain Style: Bruce Papas, March 2018
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: Circa 1985