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Sad News From Southwest's Past

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An icon of Southwest’s early days is our Flight Attendants with their hot pants.  Our original uniform featured brightly colored hot pants and tops, white boots, and a white belt.  A mini skirt was a slightly later uniform option.  In 1974, a new variation on the hot pants theme was issued with rust colored hot pants and tops and an orange blouse featuring white polka dots. 


We were sad to learn that the designer of the 1974 polka dot uniform, Emanuel L. “Randy” Randazzo Jr., passed away here in Dallas recently.  Besides his early association with Southwest, Mr Randazzo had a long and distinguished design career, and our thoughts are with his family.