Wool & courtelle ensemble

Mrs Kay Prebble was the fashion buyer for Kirkcaldie & Stains from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s. She related stories about her buying trips to Auckland to her children and described the El Jay showings as replicating the Paris showings. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: The family of the late Mrs Kay Prebble, Wellington
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Ensemble: dress and jacket
Material: Wool tweed, printed courtelle
Features: This dress is constructed to look like a skirt and blouse.
Colour: Turquoise
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1963