Coat, Flight Attendant, Air California

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Stewardess

Air California, 1960s

Air California introduced Mexican-inspired designs that were meant to reflect California’s Spanish heritage, but which also incorporated 1960s fashions. Thus, flight attendants ended up wearing sombreros and capes along with miniskirts and go-go boots.

Gift of Air California through Nancy Matsui

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Nancy Matsui

Materials

Polyester knit

Dimensions

  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 38 × 44 × 18cm (14 15/16 × 17 5/16 × 7 1/16 in.)
  • Other (Sleeve Length): 55.5cm (21 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Flight attendant's coat; orange polyester knit; double breasted; waist length; 4 gold buttons front; long sleeves with plain cuffs.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Civil

Inventory Number

A19880527000