Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Coffee, Tea, or Pucci?




But if you think this is rich, check out the tv ad . . . .

http://www.themodernist.com/alexandergirard/braniff2.mov

Who designed those uniforms for Texas-based airline Braniff? Emilio Pucci, from 1964-1975. According to this great little article from the Dallas Historical Society, Pucci, an Italian nobleman, was himself a decorated pilot in the Italian Air Force, so was as familiar with turbines as he was with turbans. Speaking of which, check out the kicky "space helmet" caps he designed for the Braniff trolly dollies.

Not unheard of for Pucci-era Braniff items to come up for sale on eBay: since these were hard-working pieces many of them have seen better days, but if you like what you see, put on a search . . .

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