fab friday.

this fab friday is just a little different, but most definitely fab. last night in palm springs as part of modernism week, we attended the braniff show at the rivera – a collection saved from a single braniff stewardess’ closet during her years in the airline’s service, including some amazing emilio pucci and halston designed pieces. air travel was never so glamorous. the entire collection is owned by chelsea marketeers, and is up for sale. fancy a collection of your very own? just think of the costume parties you could throw!

can you imagine your flight attendant wearing emilio pucci’s space bubble helmet?

• all photos sfgirlbybay.

20 Responses to “fab friday.”
  1. Dear god that’s amazing. I saw only one or two Pucci pieces from this era of air travel here in Seattle a couple of years ago at the most amazing exhibit on stewardess fashions through the years. I wanted to see more from this era, it’s just so ridiculously wonderful! I think the crazy hats and space bubbles are the best!

  2. Kelly says:

    Awesome!! Can’t think of any other word, looking at all those colors!

  3. Gina says:

    I think I just drooled a little on my keyboard! WOW!

  4. tijana says:

    “blalkgjdlkrjelrkadfas ahhhhhh!!!” Tijana exclaimed while looking at this fantastic collection.

    so freaking cool – pucci has always been one of my favorite designers, esp. in this era :)

    now, to find $250,000.00…

  5. Pistachio says:

    Wow!!!!!!!! That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Okay, maybe not but pretty close! What a lucky girl to have been able to go to this!!
    Too Cool!

  6. jodi says:

    whoa. seriously fab.

  7. phyllis says:

    psychedelic! did you slip me a mickey? ;)
    i’d wear those hose…

  8. Sharon says:

    Wow, I bet she drew all the attention when she walked in the room. She was fabulous to look at, wasn’t she!

  9. carlene says:

    No. Way. Those tights are the bomb, and the SHOES. The green and orange boots Someone needs to contact Daphne Guinness, stat!

  10. Much better than my old navy blue United uniform! ps – I always thought it would be fun to have an “airline” party… everyone could dress as flight attendants or pilots, snack on nuts and pretzels, drink from “mini” bottles, and play card games, all while movies show in the background… who’s in!?!?

  11. pilgrim says:

    ooooh.. just.. transplendant!

  12. beki says:

    oh wow, awesome!

  13. Cez says:

    love so much those wonderful 70s colors!!!!!

  14. Penny Patten says:

    Looks like a fun show, and a fun time!

  15. Holy cow! I feel like I just took a journey through the 1960’s!!! This is the bomb!


  16. I am so jealous that you got to see those amazing pieces! I just did a couple of posts about Braniff International on my blog this month! This would have been a great addition! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Seema says:

    WOW ! so bright and vibrant….

  18. Ms. P & C says:

    Thanks so much for posting these! My father was a pilot for Braniff and always talks about the Pucci years. I have a picture of him in his Pucci uniform – much more understated than the ladies’ though…


  19. if i had to choose one thing – the TIGHTS!

  20. Nathalie says:

    Love Pucci! And I would also pick the tights!

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