Poncho, 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 Mount): 92 × 1.5 × 84cm (36 1/4 in. × 9/16 in. × 33 1/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Flight attendant's poncho; orange tan polyester knit; orange white / orange tan braided tassle bottom; wide neck with plain border; long slash pockets in front; silk lining.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Civil

Inventory Number

A19880528000