23 Mar 2015

New Zealand Retro: The Miniskirt

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 23 March 2015

NZ Retro Miniskirts
Left: Wellington meter maids wearing new uniforms, 1973. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library. Right: Young women in mini skirts dancing. Photo: Revelle Jackson/Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections.

The history and impact of the miniskirt with former fashion and beauty editor Michal McKay; Dr Tanisha C. Ford, an assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and popular radio and television personality Jennie Goodwin.

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Three American college students in 1973 wearing shorts, a miniskirt, and a minidress. Image: Ed Uthman (CC BY.SA 2.0).