FORT WORTH, Texas — First, American Airlines wanted a fresh look for its planes, and now it aims to dress up its employees in new uniforms.
American, which is going through bankruptcy and considering a merger with US Airways, said Friday that it hired fashion designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco to create uniforms for pilots, flight attendants and customer-service agents.
Model Camila Alves wore a revealing black gown designed by the duo to the Oscars in 2011. The year before, pop singer Taylor Swift wore one of their midnight blue, sequin-covered, off-the-shoulder gowns to the Grammy Awards.
American said it will take 18 to 24 months to design and produce the new uniforms. American didn’t say how much it will cost.