fab friday.
by victoria comment

2/25/11

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. “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…

  3. 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!?!?

  4. 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!

  5. 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…

    Love!

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