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    DescriptionStiletto 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.

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    The Flight Attendant's Shoe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prudence Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742232560
    ISBN 10: 1742232566

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: KNGV, AKTH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC classification: HE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000, BUS070090
    DC22: 391.04387742092, 391.04
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3, AGA, KNG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    UNSW Press
    Imprint name
    UNSW Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Prudence Black is an honorary associate professor in gender and cultural studies at the University of Sydney. She is a former curator and researcher for exhibitions about fashion, design, and Indigenous culture at the Powerhouse Museum and the Australian Museum. She has also broadcast on local ABC and national radio about fashion and contemporary design.
    Review quote
    "Fashion takes flight . . . finally a book dedicated to the wonderful world of airline fashion and how important a uniform is in fashioning a brand." --Peter Morrissey, fashion designer