Fashion flashback: Airline uniforms evolve through the years January 17, 2018 Cole Cosgrove 1 min read Share Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants in the 1960s. After nearly two years of behind-the-scenes work, Alaska Airlines and Seattle couture designer Luly Yang will debut a modern West Coast-inspired uniform collection to our 23,000 employees across Air Group. Before the uniforms are unveiled Thursday, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate uniforms from decades past – from hot pants to Russian Cossack dresses, pillbox hats, and long red velvet skirts — we’re flashing back to some uniforms through the ages. Check back Thursday evening to see the new uniforms. Photos: Alaska’s uniforms through the years 1940s 1940s 1940s 1950s 1950s 1950s 1950s 1960s 1960s 1970s 1970s 1970s 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s, Jet America 1980s, Horizon Air 1980s, Jet America 1990s 1990s, Horizon Air 1990s 2000s 2000s 2000s 2000s 2010s 2010s 2010s 2010s, Alaska Airlines 2010s, Horizon Air 2010s, Alaska Airlines What’s next? The new uniforms will be unveiled Thursday at a special employee fashion show in Seattle. About 130 employees – Alaska, Horizon Air and Virgin America pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents, and lounge concierges – will wear the new uniforms on the job for a 60-day wear test, providing feedback about how the uniform performs as well as input from their co-workers and guests about the designs. A separate test for maintenance and ground operations employees will come later this year. The wear test will result in any final tweaks and adjustments, before all the uniforms are manufactured in 2019 by Toronto-based Unisync Group, a leading uniform industry provider. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related Comments What a nice “Walk-through memory Lane” …thank you! I still remember the old uniforms of the 60s. Do you have pics of them. The 1950,2000,2010 uniforms are pretty cool can’t wait to see the new one Love seeing all the changes throughout the years, what a great tribute! Great photos…having the year would have made it even nicer The years were there all you had to do was touch the photo and it popped up on the bottom. That’s what made it even better! I love the Alaska scarf the women attendants wore last year. Can I purchase one anywhere? Sorry, the uniform pieces are available only to crew members. You can find other Alaska Airlines gear at our Company Store: http://companystore.alaskaair.com/asqxcompanystore Blog on new uniforms today ?? Yes, Cyndi, check back after 4:45 p.m. Thank you Mahalo ???????? Getting close to the unveiling of new uniforms For us not at the event today???? Comments are closed.