Virgin Blue, Australia’s Virgin airline, debuted chic new uniforms on Wednesday. The new look was designed by “Project Runway”‘s Juli Grbac, and they’re meant to emulate a time when flying was glamorous in the 1960s.
In order to get ideas for the new uniforms, Grbac asked flight attendants what they liked and disliked about their mandatory wardrobes, including complaints that the sleeves were too long and restrictive, the hemline was too blah and in general they were unflattering. “They just really wanted to look good for work,” she said.
Virgin Blue’s counterparts at Virgin Atlantic were recently crowned the hottest flight attendants in the skies. Maybe these new uniforms will give them a run for their money. Check out an interview with the designer below.