Story: Rupe, Carmen Tione

Carmen Rupe, c. 1963

Carmen Rupe, c. 1963

Carmen prided herself on always dressing immaculately, and particularly enjoyed wearing glamorous gowns such as the one in this photo. Most of Carmen’s gowns were made-to-measure, and she hand-made many of her accessories. Maintaining a wardrobe of shimmery outfits remained a passion throughout her life.

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How to cite this page:

Lynette Townsend. 'Rupe, Carmen Tione', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6r6/rupe-carmen-tione (accessed 20 October 2018)