In a rather unsurprising news report, we’ve discovered that the new Qantas uniforms, modelled by Miranda Kerr earlier this year, have not been welcomed by airline staff. The tight fitting black dresses with a splash of red and pink have been described as too unforgiving. While the dress looked fantastic on Kerr, the 30 year old supermodel, many of the actual hostesses – ranging in age from 20 to 65 – do not want to wear these tight revealing outfits.
Kerr, a brand ambassador for the Australian airline, modelled the new tight-fitting dresses, designed by Martin Grant, at a promotional event in April. The dresses have also been described as inpractical for the work that they do.
“The uniform looks fantastic on Miranda Kerr, but unfortunately we don’t all look like her. We like the current Peter Morrissey-designed uniforms. They are really comfortable.” stated one disgruntled member of staff.
Over 12,000 Qantas employees are expected to wear the new uniform from Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Flight Attendants Association of Australia National Division said that union members had been in touch with concerns about the new dresses. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, she said: ‘We have asked the airline to tweak the uniform a little to accommodate some concerns”. Quantas claim that the new uniform had been trialled by 75 members of staff who were happy with it and that several crew members had an input into the design. More to come on this one!
Image via Recu.com.au