Pages tagged with: fashion

Member of Parliament Trevor Young with his family, December 1975
Nick Carr wearing an entry for the 1975 Benson & Hedges Fashion Awards
Bathing suit competitions came into vogue in the 1930s, and reached a peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s
Images of librarians showing different fashions they have adopted.
Safety razors, like the ones being used by these men at Linton near Palmerston North, in 1949, made shaving quicker.
A timeline of New Zealand men's facial hair
Today most New Zealand men are clean-shaven (though an increasing number grow moustaches especially for the month of 'Movember'). That wasn’t always the case. Moustaches have come and gone as Kiwi blokes have shown themselves to be dedicated followers of fashion.
These men, photographed at the Kingston railway station in 1900, make a good gallery of moustache styles.
Man with a handlebar moustache, 1950
The Beatles' 1964 tour occurred as New Zealand was undergoing a cultural shift, and many young people swapped their old image for the new 'mod' look.
This shows a Beatles black plastic souvenir bag. The Beatles brand was highly sought after for a wide range of commodity products.
Sandy Edmonds was New Zealand's first pop superstar of the TV age – a 1960s New Zealand Paris Hilton – and she rose to be the swinging, groovy face of youth on pop show C’Mon.
'If old-fashioned underwear makes you squirm, switch to Jockey', urged adverts that also promised 'real masculine comfort' and 'no bunching discomfort'.
Sir Keith Holyoake, Governor-General from 1977 to 1980, is wearing Masonic regalia.
New Zealanders still loved a good viceregal do, and no one was observed more closely than Their Excellencies.
Miniskirt, pantyhose and platform shoes, 1960s.
Originally meaning 'fake, false, inferior, worthless', the term 'bodgie' was applied in the 1950s to a male youth distinguished by his conformity to certain fashions and behaviours.
The increasingly assertive attitude of adolescents is depicted through both clothing and body language in this sketch of two widgies
The Hamilton Radiant Living Festival, 1961
We present ourselves to the world by the way we dress and wear our hair. Whether we have carefully selected from a full wardrobe or simply grabbed the first thing at hand, our clothing is indicative of our lifestyles, our choices, the times and places in which we live.