Kōrero: Fashion and textile design

Hand-worked Ninette evening gown

Ninette Gowns designer Flora MacKenzie specialised in hand embroidery and Chinese-inspired motifs. This is one of only a handful of Ninette garments that survive. The hand-worked appliqué and beading is striking and the wearer would have cut an elegant figure.

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Reference: Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins and Claire Regnault, The dress circle: New Zealand fashion design since 1940. Auckland: Godwit, 2010, p. 30.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Fashion and textile design - Fashion designers emerge, 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/44288/hand-worked-ninette-evening-gown (accessed 15 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014