All the World’s a Catwalk!

Air hostesses at TWA's Kansas City headquarters.

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BOAC stewardesses.

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Of course, her primary concern is your safety.

A Swedish flight attendant for SAS contemplates the prospect of shorter hemlines.

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Concorde hostesses from various airlines.

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Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardesses.

Continental, back in the day.

LAN Airways beverage service

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Emilio Pucci for Braniff.

Pucci for Braniff--one more shot.

Braniff promo shot

Emilio Pucci for Braniff.

Flight attendants for BEA, British European Airways.

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Models in Mary Quant stewardess uniforms.

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"Stewardesses! A Glorious Pictorial" (Note the obligatory Gay Talese Q&A.)

Leonardo DiCaprio at the UK premiere of Catch Me if You Can

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Stewardesses for China Eastern Airlines

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Delta flight attendants model Richard Tyler duds at Fashion Week in Bryant Park. (Note: The year really was 2006, not 1996—we checked!)

Cabin crew go retro--in both uniform and pose--for Finnair's 85th anniversary

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Don Draper and his fly girl conquest from Season 3, Episode 1 of Mad Men.

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braniff 4 0 All the Worlds a Catwalk!A look back at more than seven decades of flight attendant fashion, from the military-inspired early days (even less sexy than it sounds!) to Emilio Pucci’s psychedelic Braniff getups to the “Fly Girls” of the CW.