Jumpsuit with cut-outs

Zora's fanciful creations stood out against the typical dressmaking sensibilities of the 1970s. This emerald green jumpsuit was a fabulous and beautifully-tailored creation. “This is a jumpsuit that I had, this green jumpsuit. I used to have the slots on the sides up to the top of the hip, diamond shapes, and my husband said ‘you need to get those further up’, I said ‘I can’t have those further up! There’s bare skin through there.’ He said, ‘That doesn’t matter, just hike your pants up a bit further, you’ll be alright’, so I was, that’s what I did with those.” Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s revolution in fashionListen to an interview with Zora Price talking about fashion in 1970s Christchurch.

Details

Credit: Zora Price
Designer: Zora Price
Maker: Zora Price
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Jumpsuit
Material: Wool jersey knit, lurex thread
Features: Diamond shape cutouts the length of the trouser leg and the sleeve
Colour: Green, silver
Date: 1970s