Vinka Lucas facts for kids
Vinka Dragica Lucas MNZM (née Ravlich/Ravlić; 1931/1932 – 10 August 2020) was a Croatian-born New Zealand fashion and bridalwear designer and business owner. She was co-founder of New Zealand Bride magazine. In 1959 Lucas and her husband David Lucas bought a fashion and dressmaking business in Hamilton. In 1963, the couple published a booklet of bridal designs, which later grew into the magazine New Zealand Bride.
In 2009, Lucas suffered a stroke.
In the 2019 New Year Honours, Lucas was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
She died in Auckland on 10 August 2020, aged 88.
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