Zac Posen to Design Delta's Uniforms
Get ready to fly high with glamour.
Zac Posen sure knows how to keep himself on his toes. As if he wasn't already busy enough working on his eponymous label, reportedly reviving the Charles James brand, serving as Brook Brothers' creative director, making engagement rings and designing a bridal collection, the N.Y.-based designer has announced his next project: He is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to work on the company's new uniforms.
Posen will be designing outfits for Delta's flight attendants and airport customer-service agents, as well as advising on looks for the airline's ramp and ground-support agents, cargo agents and tech-operations employees.
"With Zac's talent and expertise, and in partnership with Delta people worldwide, we look forward to creating a timeless, fashionable and functional new collection that will continue to be a point of pride and symbol of our brand for the 170 million customers who fly with us each year," said Tim Mapes, senior vp marketing at Delta, in a statement.
"Together, we will bring everyday elegance and style innovation to the ground and air alike, while making employees look and feel their best," added Posen, following in the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood, who designed new uniforms for Virgin Atlantic last July.
The dressmaking connoisseur — whose designs have been seen on Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes and Christina Hendricks, among many others — will be working with Delta employees over the next few months to get a better sense of their work and find a design best suited for them.
The new uniform program, which is part of Delta's larger rebranding efforts, is expected to launch in early 2018.