Paper Dresses and psychedelic catsuits: when airline fashion was flying high


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""It used to be that air travel was like a ride in a flying limo, but today the ambiance is not much better than going Greyhound."
It used to be that traveling Greyhound was like a ride in a wheeled homeless shelter; but today the ride is like a rolling limo; all the space that's been stolen from airline seating's been transferred to bus 'luxury'... ambiance still 'bout the same, though.


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If you are interested in flight attendant uniforms from the good old days, check out the Flight Path museum at LAX. They have a great collection.


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I know I'm not supposed to like those mod '60s styles. I know they're misogynist exhibition of women employees qua trophies. But damn they were sweet.


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"It used to be that air travel was like a ride in a flying limo, but today the ambiance is not much better than going Greyhound."

Bus to Mexico.


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Somehow when I was a very little boy, my parents sometimes put me on a Braniff flight to go see my grandparents. Of course I had no concept of "sexy" but I remember really liking the super colorful environment and clothes the staff wore.

About 10 years ago PARCO (a department store chain here in Japan) did a Braniff International design retrospective exhibit with all sorts of corporate stuff and uniforms from the era. Also in 2012 there were the Braniff Converse shoes here in Japan. I got the orange high tops.


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Sure, I like good design, but I'd still rather have non-sexist air travel.


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