Kōrero: King Country region

Michael Mattar

Michael Mattar

Michael Mattar was a fashion designer and dressmaker who lived and worked in Taumarunui throughout his life. He opened Michael Mattar Haute Couture in the town's main centre in 1963 and became nationally famous when he won the supreme award at the New Zealand Fashion Showcase in 1968. Women from around the country and overseas came to his shop to buy clothing and have dresses made. Here Mattar stands outside his shop in 2002. He died in 2004.

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Abundant Past, Ann Percy Collection
Reference: 10384

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34922/michael-mattar (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015