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Zac Posen is bringing some much needed style to the skies: the fashion designer has been tapped by Delta Airlines to design the brand’s new uniforms.
“Excited to announce my partnership with Delta Airlines for the redesign of the uniforms #ZacPosenxDelta,” he posted on his Facebook page. He added in a statement,””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. Together, we will bring everyday elegance and style innovation to the ground and air alike, while making employees look and feel their best.”
Posen’s designs have been worn by everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama to Sarah Jessica Parker to Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow; his look has been described as “modern American glamour.”
Over the next few months, the 34-year-old designer will work with Delta employees to better understand their everyday workplace needs. The prototypes will then undergo intensive wear testing to ensure functionality and fit before the final collection is produced.
The 30,000 new uniforms Posen will design for Delta airport service agents and those he will advise on for Delta’s ramp and ground support crews, cargo agents and TechOps employees will debut in 2018.
Posen isn’t the only fashion designer to make the skies sartorially friendly: Delta’s current uniforms were designed by Richard Tyler in 2006. Other airlines who have collaborated with major designers include the now-defunct Braniff International Airways, who tapped Italian designer Emilio Pucci to design its uniforms; Vivienne Westwood for Virgin Atlantic in 2014; Martin Grant for Qantas; Giorgio Armani for Alitalia and Christian Lacroix for Air France.
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