At the tender age of 21 Michal McKay became the fashion editor of New Zealand Vogue after a three month internship at British Vogue, where she was ‘Voguerised’. She remained with Vogue NZ until 1967, when she left to pursue an international career in magazine publishing.
With a background in journalism, Jillian Ewart became the fashion adviser for the New Zealand Wool Board in 1965, and was the dymanic force behind numerous parades and campaigns which involved not only local designers, but visiting international celebrities such as Pierre Cardin who visited NZ and Australia in 1967, Miss World and Miss Wool America. Jillian subsequently moved into television, and was responsible for developing the format for the highly successful Benson and Hedges Awards for Fashion Design.
For some behind the scenes info about New Zealand in Vogue visit Te Papa’s blog.