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Author Black, Prudence, author

Title The flight attendant's shoe / Prudence Black
Published Kensington, N.S.W. : University of New South Wales Press, 2011


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 MELB  391.04387742 Bla/Fas  AVAILABLE
Description 350 pages : illustrations (chiefly coloured), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents Taking flight -- 1. The flight attendant's shoe -- 2. Military style 1948-59 -- 3. Jungle green 1959-64 -- 4. Aqua 1964-69 -- 5. Coral 1969-71 -- 6. Redback 1971-74 -- 7. Pucci 1974-87 -- 8. Yves Saint Laurent 1987-94 -- 9. George and Harry 1994-2003 -- 10. Morrissey 2003- -- Transit lounge
Summary Stiletto heels, miniskirts, bobbed wigs, shiny new technology and exotic locations were all part of the cosmopolitan life style of the Qantas flight hostesses. The Flight Attendant's Shoe is the story of the Qantas uniforms and the uniforms of other airlines. It is a story about etiquette and protocol, about nationalism and internationalism, and the way the Australian fashion industry and international designers such as Emilio Pucci and Yves Saint Laurent created a range of designs for flight crew, from khaki military style, to burnt-orange miniskirts and on to the Morrissey-designed Indigenous boomerang print. Stitching together fashion history, social history and industrial history, this book celebrates an era when flying was truly glamorous
Analysis Australian
Fashion industry
Flight attendants
History, 1901-1999
History, 2000-2009
Qantas Airways
Notes A NewSouth book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-344) and index
Audience General
Subject Qantas Airways -- Uniforms -- History.
Qantas Airways -- Uniforms.
'The Nib' Waverley Library Award for Literature Nominations (2012)
Clothing and dress.
Flight attendants -- Australia -- Uniforms -- History.
Flight attendants -- Australia -- Uniforms.
ISBN 1742232566 (paperback)
9781742232560 (paperback)