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The Evolution of Air Canada Uniforms in Photos: 1938 to 2012

By SHANNON KELLY

Air Canada's uniforms through the years fashion show (Photo: David Pike)

Remember the glamorous days of air travel where airlines served filet mignon (see an Air Canada menu circa 1968) and flight attendants wore pillbox hats?

Not that we’d want to go back to the kind of misogynistic rigamarole portrayed on the TV show Pan Am, of course. But we were nonetheless fascinated by Air Canada’s recent fashion show of uniforms from 1938 to the present, at the debut of their new Dreamliner plane.

Interesting to note that pants on female flight attendants were only allowed for four short years in the seventies. Maybe sexism is still alive in the skies.

See a slideshow of all the looks at TorontoLife.com.

 

 

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