"Ready for takeoff” posted Australian model Miranda Kerr (pictured) on Twitter yesterday as she prepared to board the catwalk to unveil the new Qantas uniforms.
It was Kerr who gave the first glimpse of the new-look navy uniform on Tuesday, which features navy shift dresses for women with splashes of red and cerise pink and slim line black belt.
The airline has unveiled the new uniform for its 12,600 cabin and ground staff, and it expects all staff will be wearing the new style by early next year.
On a catwalk, painted like an airport runway, Qantas ambassador Kerr led out the 32 staff modeling the various navy outfits.
The collection comes from Paris-based Australian designer Martin Grant, who has foregone the long-standing outback chic colours of previous designer Peter Morrissey, to take his own route. Morrissey’s uniforms has been used for 12 years.
Over 300 Qantas staff attended the unveiling in Sydney's Hordern Pavilion yesterday, including Cate Blanchett and dozens of fashion bloggers, celebrities, reporters and paparazzi.
It's the 10th change of the Qantas uniform since it was introduced in 1948.
It marks some positive news for supermodel Kerr who has endured a rough couple of months after recently parting ways with David Jones after five years as fashion ambassador for retail giant.