Sleeveless dress with lace cape
This Bruce Papas dress was sold at his salon in the 246 Shopping Centre on Queen Street, Auckland. The former Milne & Choyce designer moved into 246 in 1965. Many of his clients followed, keeping him and his staff of five extremely busy designing one-off gowns and formalwear. The salon was decorated in white with a marble table, mirrors and gilded chairs. Only one garment was ever on display, the rest were kept out of sight in mirrored cabinets. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.