Yesterday walking through my local West Hollywood neighbourhood I chanced upon this fantastic promotional installation for the new 60's based period drama Pan Am, featuring the iconic in-flight stewardess uniform and flight bag.
Pan Am TV show bus shelter installation
Although strictly not an original costume from the forthcoming television series, I couldn't help feature this fashionable ensemble as I thought it was such an innovative and engaging way to market the new show featuring Christina Ricci, helping Pan Am to stand out during the onslaught of the new Fall TV season.
Pan Am TV poster
I also love how the installation gives annotated details about each item of the outfit. How the hat was always in place, topping off the iconic airline uniform, or the gloves were perfectly fitted without room even for a wedding ring.
The streamlined jacket was custom-tailored for height and weight to give a sexy, snug fit and the black leather low-heeled pumps were stylish and comfortable, without compromising the strict height restrictions.
Pan Am flight bag
It's also fun to see the display include the blue leather weekender flight bag, sporting the iconic Pan Am logo, and I wouldn't be surprised in other less salubrious neighbourhoods to see this bus shelter installation being broken in to for someone to steal this bag.
Ane Crabtree is Series Costume Designer for the new Pan Am television show. This promotional installation was snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on September 17, 2011.
Pan Am TV billboard