Changes in Chinese Airhostess' Uniforms in the Past Three Decades

October 28, 2008
Editor: zhuhong
The uniform for airhostess in the 1970s
The uniform for airhostess in the early 1980s
Airhostesses with the famous France fashion designer Mr. Pierre Cardin wearing his design on July 1, 1988
The uniform worn by Air China airhostess from January 1, 2003 to today
The uniform worn by Air China airhostess

The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) was attached to Air Force three decades ago. The costume for airhostesses at that time was very simple both in style and in colour. It was very different from international airline companies.

The CAAC was separated from the Air Force on January 1, 1980. The costume for airhostess began changing.

The CAAC was restructured in 1988 and every airline company became entrepreneurial. The uniform for Chinese airhostess was nonexistent before that. In the past, airhostesses belonging to different airline companies changed into the costume of their own companies.

On July 1, 1988, Air China was formally established in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The airhostesses changed into costumes designed by the famous France fashion designer–Mr. Pierre Cardin and their uniforms became more international.

On January 1, 2003, airhostesses in Air China formally began wearing a new uniform designed by the famous France fashion designer–Lapidus. The new uniform has two colors: blue and red.

The uniform for Air China airhostesses now ranks top in terms of style and quality among other uniforms of airline companies around the world.

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