Over the years, stewardesses/hostesses/flight attendants have been the epitome of first class style.
Visit any airport and you will see sharp suits, rich colors, a scarf tied around the neck--complete perfection. The SFO Museum is paying homage to the ever-changing flight uniform, highlighting over eighty-five years of sky-high chic with Fashion In Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design.
The exhibit features seventy female airline uniform ensembles and additional accessories from 1930 to today, created by over 30 designers including Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin, Oleg Cassini, André Courrèges, Christian Dior, Halston, Edith Head, Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren, Jean Patou, Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood.
As what happens with most of fashion, you will see how these uniforms were inspired by the time they were designed in. The influences range from the nursing field, to the military, to the glamour of Paris, New York and Hollywood, to the futuristic vibe of the Space Age.
// The Aviation Museum & Library: Departures, Level 3, Pre-Security, Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Closed holidays and during special events, Main Hall galleries always open, flysfo.com/museum
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