In 1964 it was controversial to wear black, even if it was your uniform.

In 1964 a Melbourne department store introduced black uniforms for its mostly female sales staff.

The choice of black was controversial, as until then black was considered a fashion faux pas for women who were not widowed or in mourning.

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