Wonderful NZ iconic label El Jay and wonderfully warm wool blend in this authentic vintage dress. A wonderful addition to a wardrobe based on quality and timeless style.
This dress is such a comfortable fit and shape so easy to dress up or down. At least 50 years young and in excellent condition. This colour will brighten up any winter day and keep your cheeks aglow.
This one is certain to be on wardrobe repeat and easy to pair with boots or pumps to create a chic fashion forward look.
Circa:1940 - 1970 Origin: Private Collection NZ Label: El Jay
Fabric: Wool Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love
Modern Size Indicator*: 6 - 8 Measurement: Bust 38 cm, Waist 34 cm, Hip 40 cm(Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: na
Fit: Tailored Fixture: Original
DESIGNER INFORMATION: Many El Jay items such as this can be viewed in the New Zealand Fashion Museum and are coveted for their historical significance. Read more about these iconic designs here. An interview with Gus Fisher (El Jay) can be found here.
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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 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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