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Emilio Pucci’s Bubble Bonnet

In 1964, Braniff airlines was looking for a way to differentiate itself from its competitors by adding a touch of glamour and weirdness to its service. So it hired Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci to design the uniforms of the stewardesses. What he came up with was the plexiglass Bubble Bonnet, aka the Space Bubble Helmet. Its purpose was supposedly to protect the hair of the stewardesses from wind and rain as they crossed the tarmac. Stewardesses complained that it was hard to hear anyone while wearing the things. Read more here and here.







Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Nov 14, 2012 | Number of Comments: 6
Category: Fashion, Headgear, Air Travel and Airlines, 1960's
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Yesterday I saw this quote by Giorgio Armani, "The difference between style and fashion is quality. And I immediately thought that the difference between fashion and style was common sense!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/14/12 at 10:10 AM
I don't care what color you apply to the fuselage or what the attendants wear, you are still on a bus with wings.

Please fasten your belts and return your seats to their upright position. It's going to be a bumpy landing.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/14/12 at 11:39 AM
I have to be skeptical if Braniff was offering passengers standing room on the wings.
Posted by Phred22 on 11/14/12 at 02:54 PM
If I/we ever do fly again it will be first class even with the extra cost. At least it gets you out of the herd.

For some reason this post made me think of the Spaceballs movie. That reminds me too I need to reset the combination on my luggage from 1-2-3-4. (Changed to 4-3-2-1).


tongue rolleye
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/14/12 at 04:35 PM
P.S. SHE'S BAAAAACK !!!! .. Patty has her new internet connection up and running tonight. You have all been warned !!! excaim
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/14/12 at 06:13 PM
Still experiencing some technical difficulties but I will endeavor to persevere. The bubble bonnet looks like the space helmet the woman is wearing in the Perrier commercial.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/15/12 at 02:04 AM
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