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Designer Uniforms We Wouldn’t Mind Wearing To Work

While coming to work in a uniform certainly would make getting dressed in the morning easier, it might not make you look very cute. That is, unless your uniform was designed by someone you’ve actually heard of. Waitresses at Provocateur, a new club in New York City’s Hotel Gansevoort, will wear micro-mini leather sheath dresses created by Rag & Bone. And the hotel isn’t alone in getting fancy designer labels sewn inside. From the early days of commercial airlines, big names have had a hand in workday attire. [WWD via Racked]

Click through to see which other fashion designers have sketched uniforms on the side.

  • KLM will replace female cabin and flight attendants’ uniforms, designed by Nina Ricci in 1990, with ones created by Dutch designer Mart Visser this coming April. [KLM]
  • Cynthia Rowley created concierge and housekeeping uniforms for the Hotel Monaco in Denver, CO, and the outfits she designed for United Airlines will debut in 2011. [HotelChatter, USA Today]
  • Gwen Stefani designed custom L.A.M.B. dresses for female staff at W Hotels’ bars and lounges. [People]
  • Bruce Oldfield, whose gowns have been worn by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bianca Jagger, and Jerry Hall, created a range of uniforms for McDonald’s U.K. staff. [Sky News, Daily Mail]
  • “Project Runway” winner Daniel Vosovic created NYLO Hotels’ uniforms; the hotel shops also sell sweatshirts and bags of his design. [HotelChatter]
  • Ivanka Trump designed the uniforms for Trump Hotel Collection, the Trump family’s ultra-luxury hotel brand. [Hotel World Network]
  • Richard Tyler created the uniforms worn by workers at Scientology’s Ideal Org church, as well as those of Delta and Northwest Airlines. [Vanity Fair]
  • About 30 years ago, Oscar de la Renta donated his services to Boy Scouts of America to make the organization’s uniforms less military-like. [Scouting Magazine via Mental Floss]
  • In the 1980s, Morgans Hotel in New York City dressed workers in Calvin Klein. [Los Angeles Business Journal]
  • The Hard Rock Hotels’ uniforms were a collaboration between music-maker will.i.am and Lore-e phillips, the Black Eyed Peas’ head stylist. [Hard Rock Hotels]
  • The uniforms at New York City’s Thompson LES hotel were created by Rogan Gregory. [Cityfile]
  • Kate and Andy Spade created Kate Spade and Jack Spade outfits for Delta’s low-fare offshoot, Song, in 2004. [Fox News]
  • Christian Lacroix created the Air France uniforms that debuted in 2005. [Air France]
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