Ib Jorgensen designed uniforms for the new female army corps.
With the establishment of a new women's army service comes the need for a female uniform, a job which fell to leading designer Ib Jorgensen.
Ib Jorgensen was also responsible for the uniforms for Aer Lingus in 1975 and 1986. Speaking to RTÉ News the Danish designer spoke about the challenges of creating a uniform that had nothing to do with current fashion trends, but has a classic and ageless look.
The uniforms, which will be worn by the new women's army service corps, were on show at a reception in McKee Barracks. In the absence of the four new female recruits, who are away on training, the uniforms are worn by models.
The new women's corps will have 250 women, who will be paid the same as men, and do the same work apart from engaging in armed combat.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 June 1980. The reporter is Tom McCaughren