Bright velvet dress with embroidery
Rachel Stace was 21 at the dawn of the decade and part of a close-knit community of young, educated and creative types 'living as hippies'. Freedom of expression was paramount to Rachel’s experience, which meant she and her hippie friends often challenged the norms and caused heads to turn with their personal style. “When we weren’t dressing up, we were naked," she says. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion.