BRANIFF AIRLINES Emilio Pucci Stewardess Uniform Space Bubble Helmet 1966
Presents this amazingly rare. Airways air hostess/ stewardess space bubble hat from designer and couturier Emilio Pucci of the House of Pucci in Florence, Italy. The iconic Braniff air hostess wore this over her Pucci cloth hat to protect her delicate coif from inclement weather at destinations throughout the Braniff network. Note: This listing is for the bubble helmet only and not any other merchandise shown in some photos; scarf, ticket jacket; and bowler style hat or photographic props and not for sale in this listing. The airline expanded throughout the American South and the Midwest through the decades. The carrier acquired other airlines along the way such as. Mid-Continent Airlines (1952) for greater domestic lift and later, Panagra Airways (1967) for additional international lift throughout the Americas. In 1965, Braniff hired brash advertising executives Harding Lawrence and Mary Wells who commissioned colorist and designer Alexander Girard to usher in the. End of the Plain Plane era by painting the entire jet aircraft fleet in Easter egg colors, also known as the’Jelly bean fleet’. Girard rebranded more than 17,000 items and collateral in the makeover process. Emilio Pucci was summoned to design the stewardess uniform as a bold fashion statement that would put the Braniff name and. On the map thus making the airline a household name in fashion circles and throughout the entire aviation sector. In the 1970s Braniff reduced it’s jelly bean color scheme down to four basic two-tone liveries; green and olive; red and tan; orange and mustard; dark blue and light blue. Later, in 1973 and 1975 respectively, Lawrence offered up a Douglas DC-8 and Boeing 727 jet to used as the canvas for renowned artist Alexander Calder. Braniff over spent and rapidly over expanded after the Deregulation Act of 1978 and ultimately liquidated via Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1982. Item offered “AS IS” and as noted. Happy shopping on this rare Flying Colors keepsake from the good ole’ glory days of Braniff International Airways. “We better be better, We’re Braniff”. Please take a peek at Jet Girl’s other items. The item “BRANIFF AIRLINES Emilio Pucci Stewardess Uniform Space Bubble Helmet 1966″ is in sale since Friday, January 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Airlines\Braniff”. The seller is “jetgirlgallery” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country//Region of Manufacture: Italy
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