Silk taffeta dress with heavy cotton lace skirt

Bruce Papas designed under the name Bruce Papos during his time at Milne & Choyce. His collections were presented in the windows of Milne & Choyce in Queen Street. The window displays required months of planning. "If the theme colour for spring/summer was apricot and alabaster, then the whole windows would be done in that," he recalls. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Features: The bodice has two layers – one close to the body and a second that stands a little proud and carries the draped design detailing.
Colour: Cream
Purchase location: Milne & Choyce department store
Label: Bruce Papos designer for Milne and Choyce
Date: Circa 1960