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Parisian by birth, Hollywood costumer Jean Louis (1907–1997) designed for hundreds of leading ladies, including a famous strapless gown worn by Rita Hayworth in “Gilda.” A frequent nominee and Oscar-winner, Louis had a long engagement with United Airlines and created this uniform for the airline’s 4,500 stewardesses. Worn from 1968 to 1970, the all-season outfit came in Hawaiian Sunset and Maliblue with a Miami Sands stripe. Two optional dresses were also made in Miami Sands with a Hawaiian Sunset or Maliblue stripe, along with a tri-color “jet-a-long” version worn only in flight. "#FashionInFlight: A History of Airline Uniform Design" is on display, pre-security, in the Aviation Museum until September 10th. http://bit.ly/FashionInFlight1 This image was posted on September 06, 2017.

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