In addition to being the best airline ever, Virgin Atlantic now has the best-dressed flight attendants in the game, thanks to Vivienne Westwood, who was tapped to design the uniforms for the airline's esteemed fleet. The designer unveiled the new looks at London's Village Underground last night, with special guest Debbie Harry, who performed in the new, bright red uniform jacket with standing collar Westwood designed.
Including the blazer (also available in gray), ladies have the option of a sculptural white or burgundy cowl neck blouse, red pencil skirt, leather bag and sensible heels. In cold climates, they can keep warm with a red coat with an asymmetric closure and oversized collar. The look for male attendants features a deep burgundy or gray three-piece suit with a white shirt and a red tie.
Fashion designers taking on uniform collaborations can be hit or miss (Prabal Gurung's makeover of the Sephora uniform isn't a favorite), but Westwood definitely did the Virgin flight staff a service. And I can't be the only one who wants that coat for myself…