Mayhem Moss Ensemble

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This iconic New Zealand label 'Tarantella of Vulcan Lane ensemble is at least 70 years young and in excellent condition! Wear it together as an elegant outfit or, separately to get maximum wearability options. Classy, timeless and elegant pieces that are equally suited from weddings to evenings out on the town! Wear the jacket with jeans and a 'T' and the dress to a birthday party - the options are endless with a bit of creativity.

Pair with your favourite bold or discreet additions and favourite footwear to emulate a chic fashion forward look! 

Circa: 1940 - 1970
Origin: Private Collection NZ
Label: Tarantella

Fabric: Shot Taffeta Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love. Appears the stiffening fabric has been removed (see images) however it is not required for comfortable wear

Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14
Measurement: Jacket: Bust 44 cm, Waist 44 cm, Hip 46 cm Dress: Bust 42 cm, Waist 32 cm, Hip 46 cm (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: na

Fit: Tailored
Fixture: Original

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: With garments permanently housed in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Ahu Museum and the designer listed in Wikipedia, this is a highly collectable set. For more information about Joan Talbott and Tarantella read more here at the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. As respectful custodians of fashion history, we do not offer to sell unique items such as this separately. Keeping historical pieces together will assist you in retaining your investment and allows future generations to enjoy the pieces in their original beauty. Colors may display differently on various devices.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as seen or noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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