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British Airways (UK)

1974-1978 - Hardy Amies


According to BA Museum site, this uniform was worn before the merge of BEA/BOAC and further used during the first years of existence of British Airways. The winter suit was acquired in Oct.2010 and the accessories are still sought. Nevertheless this is a wonderful piece of history.
This summer dress was supposed to be worn with a narrow belt. (under further investigation)

Sir Edwin Hardy Amies was a British fashion designer, best known for being the dress designer for HM Queen Elizabeth II, retired in 2001 and died in 2003, aged 93.

Cet uniforme est le plus ancien que j'ai pu trouver de cette compagnie. D'après le musée BA, il a été porté avant la fusion BEA/BOAC et ensuite durant les premières années d'existence de British Airways.
L'uniforme d'hiver a été acquis en octobre 2010. Il lui manque encore ses accessoires, dont le foulard Jacquard. Néanmoins cette magnifique pièce d'histoire peut déjà figurer ici.

Dit uniform dateert van vóór het Baccarat-Wetherall uniform en is verondersteld gedragen te zijn geweest vóór de fusie BEA/BOAC en enkele jaren nadien. (wordt verder onderzocht)



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1977-1985 - Baccarat-Wetherall (Summer)

This is the summer version of the Baccarat-Wetherall uniform which made the bridge between the seventies and the eighties. Also, this is the first British Airways uniform. Remark: This is not the original belt as it should be very narrow.

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1986-1991 - Roland Klein (Summer)

This uniform was worn shortly after Landor rebranded British Airways with a new plane livery. At that time BA was synonym of luxury and elegance and was perceived as the prefered airline in the world. The uniform designed by Roland Klein was in line with this image and the fabrics used for these garments were sophisticated.
To be complete, this summer uniform should have a matching belt in the same fabric.


A few details should be mentioned: the skirts is pleateated in front and in the back and the shirt was worn over the skirt: it has two belt eyes.
I do have parts of the winter uniform, but unfortunately not enough to display it as a complete uniform.

Please also read the article BA Landor livery


1992-2005 - Paul Costelloe




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The Paul Costelloe was the second uniform worn during the Landor period (and a few years after).
Both winter and summer versions are available here. Summer version with short sleeve shirt and pleated skirt, and winter version (plum skirt and jacket, long sleeve shirt, felt hat).
The fabric is quite particular as it looks even on picture, but it is actually dark blue with even spaced red spots.
Both the jacket and the skirt have those nice shiny metal buttons with the BA crest.
To be absolutely complete we need the sisal summer hat, the gloves and the belt. 5 uniforms from this designer are preserved here, 3 winter and 2 summer versions.

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Le remarquable modèle conçu par le styliste irlandais Paul Costelloe eétait le deuxième uniforme porté pendant la période Landor (et quelques années après). Il a marqué les années 90. Il est présenté ici en version été -jupe plissée et chemisier à manches courtes du même tissu - et version hiver avec veste et jupe en laine, chemisier à longues manches et chapeau en feutre.
Le tissu est particulier: de loin et sur photo l'aspect est uni de couleur prune, de près, le tissu est bleu foncé avec une multitude de points rouges régulièrement espacés.
Nous en possédons 5 exemplaires, 3 hiver et 2 été, mais quelques accessoires manquent encore.

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Link : British Airways Museum

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