Georgia May Jagger launches British Airways vintage show in Johannesburg
Does this girl ever stop? Georgia May Jagger popped up again this week this time to help launch the British Airways vintage show in Johannesburg. The British model joined South African rugby union stars Schalk Burger and Joel Stransky at the event which ventured back in time to showcase BA's airline attire starting from the 1920s.
Despite the various conservative airline uniforms that were modelled on the catwalk, Georgia opted for a purple floaty short dress featuring embroidered gold detailing and a pleated waist. She also wore a pair of sky-high black peep toe heels with wrap around ankle tie.
It was a shame we didn't see her don one of many retro airline uniforms which were modelled by others. BA which has operated under several different names throughout its 93-year history has, in fact, changed cabin crew uniform more than 400 times! Previous looks included a plain wool dress from the 1940s by Hardy Amies (who was dressmaker to the Queen) and a brightly paper mini dress worn in 1967 on flights from New York to the Caribbean. Not to mention the power shoulders and stripes of the 1980s uniforms. Oh what an era to be working at an airline!
"It was a male-dominated industry before the second World War and women were only allowed on planes in 1946 to work. In America though, Eastern Airlines introduced female crew as far back as 1934," said Paul Jarvis, curator of the British Airways Heritage Collection, which comprises of hundreds of uniforms, posters and memorabilia.
I wonder what the airlines of yesteryear would have made of Georgia's thigh-skimming purple dress?
[via Daily Mail]