Queen Kapiʻolani Replica Gown Reconstructed

Feb 11, 2019

Tomorrow marks the  anniversary of the coronation of Queen Kapiʻolani

Local designer Kini Zamora of Project Runway fame is putting the final touches on a replica of the gown she wore in 1883.

We visited his studios located deep in the industrial park at Halawa Valley here on Oʻahu where it was a beehive of activity.

The gown is expected to be on display at the palace early May as well as in Bloomingdale’s store at Ala Moana Center. Zamora will also be recreating on two uniforms worn by King Kalākaua, a second gown worn by the queen and a dress worn by Princess Kaʻiulani. Last week we brought you a story with designer Iris Gil about the first garment reproduction program.