In our last post Vivienne had just finished doing a fashion shoot with some Fashion Avenue outfits and had promised to show her guests a vintage outfit she had bought.
While Midge was photographing the models group photo she slipped into her bedroom to get changed.
Everyone was suitably impressed to see this vintage airline stewardess outfit. “I thought you would like it.” commented Vivienne. “Yes Jan, you may try it on afterwards.” she added knowing what Jan was going to say next.
The suit actually fit Jan a little better at the top than it did Vivienne although the skirt was a tiny bit loose. While they were having a cup of tea afterwards Midge promised to give everyone prints of of the shoot as usual.
When they got them a few days later both Vivienne and Jan were surprised to see what Midge had done with them.
Never Let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Story
I originally thought that this outfit was Pan American Airlines but in fact, it is the American Airlines uniform, no. 984 first issued in 1961. The accessories are a cap, open toe black sandals (Did they really wear such an impractical shoe?), a black shoulder bag and the American Airways carry on bag.
The outfit is in pretty good condition. The material of the bodysuit is very thin and I won’t be handling it too much. It will go on to one of the vintage dolls or into storage for a future photoshoot. I imagine that most of the accessories will be either too hard or too expensive for me to get but I will look out for them.