Zac Posen's airline uniforms deemed 'too sexy' - report
Zac Posen's newly-designed Delta Air Lines uniforms have reportedly been rejected for being "too sexy".
The 35-year-old designer has been working hard to come up with a new look for staff of the airline, after his collaboration with the company was first announced in April, 2015.
Posen was given the task of designing uniforms for male and female flight attendants, ground and support crew and customer service representatives.
However, after presenting his early designs to bosses of the company, Posen has reportedly been told to return to the drawing board because his suggestions are just not appropriate.
"They are stuck in the design stage because his designs are not deemed to be practical for the flight attendants," a source told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six. "The attendants need to be comfortable and wear the uniforms for long periods of time. His designs look great, even sexy, but are restrictive and don’t work for all sizes and ages."
In addition to the "sexy" nature of the uniforms, Posen's designs are also a nightmare to mass produce, according to the insider.
"Zac has submitted multiple designs and, while they are gorgeous, they’re not entirely practical," the source added. "The last piece he submitted had up to 20 seams in it. There’s frustration on both sides.
"All the designs have to be kept under tight security, as they cannot fall into the wrong hands. It is turning into a complicated operation."
Project Runway judge Posen is expected to produce about 50 looks for Delta Air Lines. Despite the report, a spokesperson for the company insists things are going according to plan.
"We will be debuting the uniforms to all of Delta’s 80,000 employees this fall," the representative said in a statement, "The wear-testing process, which includes approximately 1,000 employees from around the globe, will run from late 2016 into early 2017. Then, we will review wear-tester feedback and work with Zac and his team to make any necessary adjustments so that we can begin production. We plan to have all of our... employees in the uniform in 2018."