Delta Employees Will Probably Be Dressed Better Than You With Plan For New Designer Uniforms

Maybe you think of yourself as a snappy dresser. Maybe you prefer to wear housepants on a regular basis. I’m not here to judge, only to report that someday in the nearish future, most Delta Air Lines employees will have an automatic advantage over us less fashion fortunate, with designer Zac Posen on board to pull together new uniforms for all workers.

Though the kinds of expensive couture pieces seen on one kind of runway at fashion shows won’t likely show up in say, the average tarmac worker’s coveralls, the airline says in a press release that it’s hoping Posen can bring some flair to the friendly skies with “high fashion and function.”

Nearly all uniformed employees will get an updated look, with Posen designing uniform collections for Delta’s flight attendants and airport customer service agents, and advising on the uniform project for Delta’s ramp and ground support agents, Delta Cargo agents and Delta TechOps employees.

“I’m thrilled to partner with this classic American brand and look forward to collaborating with Delta employees to understand their wants and needs for the new collection,” Posen said in the press release. “Together, we will bring everyday elegance and style innovation to the ground and air alike, while making employees look and feel their best.”

He’ll be working with Delta employees over the next few months to get a handle on their needs while on the job, with the new uniform program expected to roll out in early 2018.

Racked points out that Delta will likely focus on wearability of the uniforms in light of what happened when Virgin Atlantic cabin crew complained that their Vivienne Westwood-designed uniforms left their feet blistered from high heels and their legs restricted in overly slim pencil skirts.

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