Fascinating photographs reveal how Air New Zealand’s cabin crew uniforms have changed over the decades - from the 1940s military look to the modern day 'Pacific Wave'
They've long added a touch of glamour to the friendly skies.
But Air New Zealand's staff uniforms have been on a gruelling journey since it first launched in 1940 - as these vintage photographs reveal.
Navigating turbulent fashion trends over the past 70 years, its crew attire has embraced everything from chic tailoring to garish patterns. Often with hilarious results.
First, they were influenced by WWII, which gave them a formal and military aesthetic, before they went clean, white and clinical for the fifties.
A decade later, in the sixties, they introduced the first designer uniform - by... read more
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