VPOD: Vintage 1960s Pucci Braniff Airlines Uniform and Pan Am
Im visiting my lovely daughter in Chicago this weekend, safely transported by a United Airlines Airbus from LAX to ORD.
And, oh how things have changed in air travel!
Im not talking about the new baggage fees, body scans, routinely overbooked flights or the fact that the complimentary bags of pretzels and peanuts have been replaced by snack menus that require a credit card for ordering.
Im talking about what air travel was like back in the heyday when flip-flops would never be allowed on a plane and major fashion designers were commissioned to design flight attendant uniforms.
Im talking about the days when flight attendants were called stewardesses, they couldnt be married, they couldnt have children and they had to meet strict weight requirements.
And while Im sure the ladies will be taking off their white gloves for any in-flight emergencies, the tailored Pan Am uniforms worn in the series still cant compare to todays VPOD.
This vintage stewardess uniform was designed by Pucci in the 1960s for the now-defunct Braniff Airlines and is chic enough to hold its own at a modern cocktail party.
Its quite a collectible find for a vintage fashionista!