|Title||Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Uniform Dorothy Pumps|
|Collection||Virgin Atlantic Airways Collection|
|Object Name||Shoe, Pump|
A-B. Red patent leather pumps with red 3" heel. Size 6. Manufacturer number inside shoe: 03 02 11 DOROTHY 6
C. Yellow shoe box is marked "Dotty" for Dotty pumps, not Dorothy pumps. One side of the box lid is dented and has a split corner.
In 2011, Virgin Atlantic introduced two new styles its its famous red pumps named "Dorothy" and "Dotty." Dorothy was a 3” red patent leather shoe and Dotty was a 2” red patent leather shoe. Both types of shoes were packaged in a yellow “brick” box. The name Dorothy and the Yellow Brick shoebox reference The Wizard of Oz books and movies.
The Dorothy and Dotty pumps made their debut on Virgin Atlantic’s first flight of its new Airbus A330 from Manchester, England, to Orlando, Florida, on Monday, April 4, 2011. Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic Airways commented: “We have listened to our staffs’ comments and we have been working very hard to develop a pair of patent leather red shoes that will reflect the glamour of our iconic uniform and I am very pleased to see the launch of the new shoe on a day when we launch our new shiny Airbus A330 at Manchester Airport. I am sure the new red shoe will add even more glamour to our female uniformed staff worldwide.”
These pumps were worn with John Rocca-designed Virgin Atlantic flight attendant (or cabin attendant) uniform until the Vivian Westwood-designed uniform was introduced in 2014.
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Manchester, England, UK
|Credit line||Delta Flight Museum|
|Relation||Show Related Records...|