24 January 2008

Style In The Aisle

A new exhibit at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington is dedicated to the style in the aisle of flight attendants through the years. From the 'nurse togs of the 30s through the fab fashions of the 60s and 70s' many a uniform will be on display. The 60s and 70s are particularly noteworthy in that those years were when real designers did the uniforms and they were changed regularly. In addition to uniforms, there are airline artifacts and photos. If you know any aviation freaks, take them along at the Museum Of Flight has over 150 historically significant air and spacecraft on display. Details on admission times and prices ad well as directions are here.

On the other hand, if you are not in the Seattle area, or are merely lazy, please check out the website Uniform Freak. This collection of literally hundreds of uniforms from cabin crews throughout the world is massive. One KLM purser, Cliff Muskiet has collected all these gems. Where does he have the closet space???

Sometimes when I look at my ploy-wool blend uniform, I really wish I had flown in the era my mother did. Gloves, hats, glamour.....

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