Talk about mile-high style!
The next time you fly the friendly skies over Australia, you may find your cabin crew sporting updated fashions.
Virgin Blue, the country's second largest airline, has unveiled glam new uniforms for its pilots and flight attendants, reports News.com.au. Sixty crew members and Elle MacPherson modeled the outfits in Sydney, with the supermodel walking the runway in a pilot's uniform of white button-down, navy trousers, cap, aviators and stiletto shoes (so, not strictly flight-appropriate attire).
The new uniforms were designed by Juli Grbac, winner of the first season of "Project Runway Australia."
"I took inspiration from the glamour of flying in the 1960s, and gave it a contemporary edge," the designer said. She spoke with flight attendants and asked them what they disliked about their old beige uniforms and found that complaints included sleeves that were too long, tight and restrictive, and drab hemlines. Cabin crew members also felt that, overall, their uniforms weren't stylish enough.
"I had to work with Virgin's red, silver and purple, so I decided to make the red a little richer and add the purple as a splash of colour in the silk scarves," Grbac said. Her modifications include brighter colors, shorter sleeves, knee-length hemlines and using super-stretch and breathable materials.
Well, there's at least one stylish fan of the new Virgin Blue look out there. "Juli's brought a sort of glamour, elegance and fun back into uniforms," said Macpherson.
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