Flight attendants are all the rage this fall with the debut of ABC's "Pan Am". Former flight attendants have come out of the woodwork to both criticize and applaud the historically themed show, taking on everything from uniforms to their titles.

Alitalia has jumped on the retrospective bandwagon and has released their archive of vintage uniforms, designed over the years by the likes of Giorgio Armani and Alberto Fabiani.

An interest in flight attendant garb is nothing new, however. Earlier this year, Seattle's Museum of Flight put together a retrospective of uniforms over the years, showcasing everything from Oleg Cassini-designed Airwest uniforms to Mario Zamparelli's mark on Howard Hughes' airline to Emilio Pucci for Qantas.

And who could forget Elle Macpherson strutting her stuff to show off Virgin Blue's newest attire? In August, British Airways highlighted their uniforms throughout their storied history at London's Vintage Festival.

All photos courtesy of Archivio Storico Alitalia.

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  • Sorelle Fontana, 1950-1960

    The Alitalia uniform was designed by Micol and Zoe Fontana, whose interpretation included a long dark skirt that fell well below the knee complete with a blue 3 button jacket. Their style was a representation of women working outside the home after the war.

  • Delia Biagiotti, 1960-66

    Delia Biagotti (Laura Biagotti's mother) designed the updated Alitalia knee length uniform. Her color of choice was pale blue.

  • Delia Biagiotti, 1960-66

    Biagiotti's modernized version included ¾ sleeve blazers, an overall style very representative of the 60s.

  • Mila Schon, 1969-1972

    In 1969, when Alitalia's logo changes from the "Freccia Alata" bow and arrow to the tricolor A on the livery, Mila Schon, designer to Jackie Kennedy's wardrobe reinvents the uniform by shortening the skirts and proposing completely new colors: a bright green and red.

  • Mila Schon, 1972

    In 1969, when Alitalia's logo changes from the "Freccia Alata" bow and arrow to the tricolor A on the livery, Mila Schon, designer to Jackie Kennedy's wardrobe reinvents the uniform by shortening the skirts and proposing completely new colors: a bright green and red.

  • Alberto Fabiani, 1973-5

    Alberto Fabiani introduces an apricot color uniform. This also marks a transition from tailor made to standard sizes.

  • Florence Marzotto, 1975-1986

    Florence Marzotto designs the Alitalia uniform choosing pomegranate red through the 70s and transitioning to green blazers and sweaters paired with navy skirts in the 80s. She designs the skirt to once again fall below the knee.

  • Giorgio Armani, 1991

    In 1991, Giorgio Armani redesigns the Alitalia uniform giving it a non uniform look choosing autumn colors including Olive green for its blazer over masculine shirt and just above knee length skirt.

  • Mondrian Gruppo Nadini, 1998-Present

    In 1998 after a choosing among 10 designers, Alitalia bestows the privilege of designing the Alitalia uniform to "Gruppo Nadini di Vignola" located near Modena, Italy. The company works under the trademark "Mondrian." Alitalia flight attendants approved the modernized design and colors (green and blue) chosen by Mandria for the new uniforms.