TEAL turquoise Dior uniform

The 1960s marked an exciting era for TEAL flight hostesses as they were the first in world to have a wardrobe designed by the House of Dior. The uniform comprised of a crisp white silk blouse and a turquoise pure worsted tricotine skirt. A cravat on top of the blouse was perfectly displayed over the rounded, collarless neckline of the jacket. The blouse and skirt were banded together with a wide belt giving the top a blouson effect that looked like a dress. The topcoat with was finished with a set-away collar to show the cravat and the look was completed with a pill box style hat that was of the moment. El Jay NZ Ltd, who were the licensed Christian Dior representatives in New Zealand, made the uniforms. 


Credit: Text by Air New Zealand
Copyright: Photo © Air New Zealand
Designer: El Jay for Christian Dior
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, blouse and skirt with matching accessories
Material: Pure worsted trincotine (wool) and silk
Colour: Turquoise
Label: Christian Dior
Date: 1961-1965