Flight attendants have historically represented elegance, sophistication, and self-assurance. Despite the challenges of their profession, flight attendants always appear flawless. And that begins with their one-of-a-kind and fashionable ensembles designed by the most prestigious fashion houses, such as Dior, Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, and others.
- Qantas Airlines
The uniform designed by Martin Grant for the Australian airline Qantas is regarded as one of the finest in the world. In his collections, he experimented with hues and made the pink stand out. The red and black blocks appear particularly fashionable and daring when worn by Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr.
2. Air France
The French fashion designers are renowned for their sense of style, so it is reasonable to assume that their national airlines will adhere to this standard. Balenciaga and Dior designed flight attendant attire in the 1960s, and Christian Lacroix updated their uniforms in 2005. The designer combined the dark hues with the signature scarlet gloves and a belt with a vibrant red bow tie. The chef’s embrace
3. Turkish Airlines
Inspired by the grandeur of Istanbul, Milanese designer Ettore Bilotta created a brand new uniform for Turkish flight attendants. He combined traditional elements of calligraphy and mosaics with contemporary interpretations of Turkish motifs. The readily identifiable patterns can be found on every article of apparel, from hats and gloves to purses and accessories.
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
This opulent uniform was created by the incredible Vivienne Westwood. The blouse, the pencil skirt, and the elaborate jacket combine to form one of the most recognisable airline uniforms. In addition, the garments are crafted from recycled polyester yarns extracted from plastic bottles.
- Singapore Airlines
The uniforms of Singapore Airlines have changed little in the past 50 years. In 1968, the innovative French couturier Pierre Balmain created attire for flight attendants. The designer incorporated all of the job’s subtleties, traditional motifs, and a dash of flair. Did you know that the uniform is based on the sarong kebaya, the national costume of Indonesia? Now you do!
6. China Eastern Airlines
Christian Lacroix, a renowned French fashion designer, was enlisted by the airline to devise this uniform. The new appearance he created was a combination of Shanghai and European styles with hints of French fashion. Lacroix selected a navy blue base with vibrant red accents. The uniform, according to the airline, combines traditional oriental appeal with Western elegance.
The uniform for Virgin Australia was designed by Project Runway victor Juli Grbac and debuted in 2011. The unusual combination of scarlet and purple allows the company’s employees to be spotted from a distance. According to Juli, it took only seven months to design the uniform from drawing to prototype.
The new SkyUp suit, designed by the Ukrainian fashion designer Lasha Mdinaradze, is arguably one of the finest modern uniforms. He sketched the initial design, experimented with sophisticated patterns, and even added an off-season parka! The uncomfortable high heels were substituted with much more comfortable Nike sneakers, and the iconic silk scarf is now an integral part of SkyUp’s uniform.