Flight and fashion go hand-in-hand. With the advent of commercial flight, airlines seized the opportunity for their crews to look impeccable! Airline uniforms expressed the values and trends of the times. While fashion accessories may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the National Air and Space Museum, the collection captures the diversity and playfulness of flight crew dress across the decades. For visitors to see these treasures, conservators in the Museum’s Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory are preparing the accessories for their upcoming display in the reimagined gallery America by Air, scheduled to open in fall 2022.
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