Braniff International


High Fashion Quick Change

Braniff International airline hostesses are outfitted in a couture collection by Emilio Pucci. They can make four changes in a single flight – from a plastic helmet and reversible cold weather coat – to a raspberry suit – to a serving dress called a “Puccino” – to after-dinner culottes and turtle neck blouse. If the flight seems all to short, that the whole idea.

We used to fly Braniff into Mexico City all the time. They were in operation from 1928 to 1982. In the 60’s and 70’s they painted their planes wild colors and even had one designed by Alexander Calder.

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