Lacroix fits out Air France in high style

1st April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 1 (AFP) - Air France on Friday unveiled a new range of uniforms for its 36,000 staff members designed by couturier Christian Lacroix.

PARIS, April 1 (AFP) - Air France on Friday unveiled a new range of uniforms for its 36,000 staff members designed by couturier Christian Lacroix.

Representing the first makeover in 17 years, the new livery consists of more than 100 items - all in trademark dark blue - which can be mixed and matched in different ways "like a woman's wardrobe," in the words of Lacroix.

"In a way Air France and haute couture inhabit the same universe - a world where tradition and technology intermingle, and where the aim is to diffuse and perpetuate a certain French style of living," said Air France president Jean-Cyril Spinetta.

The cost of the refit was EUR 20 million (USD 26 million) and some 650,000 pieces have been manufactured, the company said. Pilots, hostesses and counter-staff will begin wearing the uniform from Tuesday.

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