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1966-1975

 

PIA hired famous national and international dress designers for designing of uniforms worn by its flight attendants. These designers include famous names like Feroze Cowasji, Pierre Cardin and Sir Hardy Amies

Uniform 1966-1975

1966-1975  (Abbas Ali Collection)

A PIA Air Hostess wearing uniform designed by Pierre Cardin. In 1966, Pierre Cardin, the renowned French fashion designer, came up with the legendary fawn colour uniform for summer and moss green uniform for winter. The uniform consisted of a short, easy fitting "A" line tunic, slim-line trousers and imaginatively moulded dupatta that not only covered heads but also turned heads. The uniform became an instant hit, the slim-line trousers immediately were dubbed as 'PIA Pajamas'. Fashion-conscious young ladies, all across Pakistan, copied Cardin's design eagerly. This popular uniform design was used by the airline from 1966 to 1975


Uniform 1966-1975

1966-1975  (Ahmad Saeed Siddiqi Collection)

PIA Air Hostesses Sitara Butt (left) and Tahira Mali modelling for the uniform designed by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin


Uniform 1966-1975

1966-1975  (Tahira Mali Collection)

PIA Air Hostesses wearing uniform designed by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin


Uniform 1966-1975

1966-1975  (Abbas Ali Collection)

PIA Air Hostesses wearing uniform designed by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin


Uniform 1966-1975

1966-1975  (Copyright İ PIA)

PIA Air Hostess wearing uniform designed by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. In the background is a PIA Boeing 707-340C jetliner



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