Monday, January 28, 2008

Airline Uniform Hats for Women: New Exhibition at SFO

Pan Am Stewardess Hat - 1970If you have an upcoming layover at San Francisco -- or a long sit at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) between flights -- you might want to pass the time by visiting the airport's new exhibition of airline uniform hats for women.

A press release issued by SFO describes the exhibition this way:

The approximately thirty-five uniform caps included in the exhibition illustrate the cap’s role as a practical accessory and an extension of an airline’s company image. Caps on display range from haute couture-inspired looks from the 1940s, and modern designs from the 1960s to retro-influenced styles from the 1980s and 1990s. Among the designers represented in the exhibition are Adolfo, Howard Greer, Oleg Cassini, Stan Herman, Eric Javits, Raymond Loewy, Jean Louis, Hanae Mori, Mary McFadden, and Frank Olive.
The exhibit, which is free of charge and open 24 hours a day, is located landside (pre-security) on the Departures/Ticketing Level of Terminal 1 at SFO. The collection will be on display through April 1, 2008.

Here's a link to a page with images and descriptions of several of the hats from the display.

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