Cocktail Dress [Colin Cole]

Colin Cole, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Colin Cole, Manufacturer
Production Date
Short, pale pink, georgette dress with embroidered bodice and pleated skirt. The neck scoops front and back. The dress is made up of 2 layers of fabric. A heavier cream fabric is underneath with a translucent fabric overtop. The sleeves have no lining. There are pink and pearl-like beads sewn down the front of the bodice which also features an embroidered diagonal line pattern. There is a zipper fastening down the back which also has 3 covered buttons and a hook and eye at the top. A pink braided belt is attached to the waist by 2 thin belt loops made of thread. The outer layer of the skirt is heavily pleated while the lining is not. A maker's tag is sewn into the lining of the back. It is white and yellow and reads: "Colin Cole, Made in NZ".
Processed Material/Textile/Georgette
Signature/Marks and Type
Colin Cole, Made in NZ Maker's Mark
Colin / Cole / MADE IN N.Z. Maker's Mark
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Credit Line
Colin Cole. 1960s. Cocktail Dress [Colin Cole], 2005.6. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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