Virgin Atlantic ditches pin-up girl designs for diverse icons
By James Herring on Friday, August 30, 2019
Sir Richard Branson’s new fleet of Airbus A350s will display icons of a diverse range of men and women “representing modern Britain”.
For the past 35 years its aircraft have featured a ‘Varga’ Girl image, inspired by pin-up girl art made famous by Alberto Vargas in the 1930s.
Today first of its 12 new Airbus A350 aircraft has a black woman wearing a ruffled cropped white blouse and red shorts on the front reports The Daily Mail.
Instead, Sir Richard Branson’s company said it would display a diverse range of men and women “representing modern Britain”.
Images on other new planes will include a black man and a gay man, with the carrier saying it will be the first in the world to have male figureheads on its aircrafts.
Earlier this year the airline has stopped telling female cabin crew they have to wear make-up.