AMERICAN AIRLINES TOPPERSAPRONS 1955-2010 by rku10038

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									             AMERICAN AIRLINES TOPPERS/APRONS
                         1955-2010


     1955-1959 - First topper introduced in May, 1955. Originated by
     Nieman-Marcus. Navy blue cotton and silk combination. Full skirt, a
     contoured belt, long sleeved with (2) buttons on each cuff. American
     Airlines insignia embroidered in white on the stewardess’ left bodice.
     No collar. One slit pocket on each side of skirt.




                           1959-1960 - Navy garment with self-belt, ¾ length sleeves with cuff,
                           single point collar, no pockets. American Airlines Insignia embroidered
                           in white on pocket on stewardess’ left bodice. Nieman-Marcus.




1962-1963 - Teal blue garment with ¾ length sleeves with cuffs and
an elastic matching belt. No collar. American Airlines insignia
embroidered in white on pocket on the stewardess’ left bodice.




                                  1963 - Teal blue garment with ¾ length sleeves with cuffs and
                                  matching fabric belt. No collar. American Airlines insignia embroidered
                                  in white on pocket on the stewardess’ left bodice.
 1964-1966 - Teal blue garment with ¾ length sleeves and an
 elastic belt. An AA embroidered logo is sewn on the left side of the
 stewardess’ bodice on a small pocket. This round embroidered
 patch has a white background outlined with a red circle.




                      1966-1967 - Kabuki coat style garment. Light blue with a rose colored trim. Kabuki
                      coat style garment. Rose color with a light blue trim and obi sash.




1967-1969 - Red vinyl sleeveless garment with red and white
vertical stripes. American Beauty Collection.




                                    1969-1971 Americana Collection.- First topper with this collection was
                                    a red and white large checked pinafore made of a “wipe” off fabric.
                                     The replacement topper, introduced in 1970, was a sleeveless
                                    coatdress style in red, white and blue with a collar. The skirt and collar
                                    were navy blue and the bodice was red. The topper was trimmed in
                                    white and had two slash pockets and (3) large buttons in the front.




                                 HAWAII ONLY 1969-1971 A white puckered type fabric with empire waist
                                 and sleeveless was shown to be worn on flights returning from Hawaii to the
                                 mainland - check details and add pictures from archives. NOT CURRENTLY
                                 AVAILABLE IN COLLECTION.
       1971-1974 - This garment had a light beige
       background, large red and navy flowers and was
       trimmed with a ruffle. The garment was worn
       buttoned in the back. Leonard Fisher - American
       Field Flowers Collection.
        In late 1971, the second topper worn with this
       uniform was introduced. The garment was navy blue
       with large red and white trim around the low
       neckline and cut-out sides at the waist. There was
       one large button at the top left shoulder of the
       neckline and on each side at the waist. The two
       large pockets on either side of the skirt were
       trimmed in red.




                                                    1974-1977 Bill Blass Collection. Female flight attendants had an
                                                    option of a navy small checked, sleeveless garment with red, white
                                                    and navy trim, or, a red small checked sleeveless garment with red,
                                                    white and navy trim. Bill Blass Classic Collection.




                                                            1977-1980 - The first topper was a
                                                            plain blue and white check “shift
                                                            style” garment. The navy buttons
                                                            in front were trimmed with silver.
                                                            The replacement topper was a
                                                            solid navy garment with red, white
                                                            and navy trim.




1980 H AWAII ONLY - Polyester orange and
white floral pattern with long matching obi sash.
                                 1982-2001 HAWAII ONLY - Apron of material matching the navy blue floral Hawaii
                                 Uniform muumuu. The apron tied in the back at the waist and had three large
                                 pockets in the front. This apron became available in the last few years of the “Hawaii
                                 only” uniform.




   1980-1985 - Shift style garment in navy blue with red piping trim.
   Butcher style garment in navy blue with red piping trim.




                                     1986-1994 - Gray IFS (international food service) serving jacket worn by
                                     male & female flight attendants in the first and business class cabins on
                                     international flights. Sleeves had navy and gray diagonal sleeves




 1986-1998 - Shift style topper with self tie in dark navy with gray pinstripe.
 Butcher style topper with self tie in dark navy with gray pinstripe. (also worn by
 males)




                                                                     1994-2010 -Gray Houndstooth serving jacket worn
                                                                     in first and business class cabins on international
                                                                     flights (IFS) by both male and female flight
                                                                     attendants.




                               Optional Tropical floral unisex butcher style topper
                               introduced in 2007




Toppers in coach no longer required after 1998. IFS jacket still required in First/Business Class on
International flights

								
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