Celebrity fashion designer Zac Posen just unveiled his latest collection, but for a different type of runway.
"Delta came to us," Posen explained in his New York City office. "It started with an audition in a way, which came from putting together an idea of what we would do for this project."
It's been a decade since Delta last upgraded its uniforms, and CEO Ed Bastian told CNBC it's time to update the image.
"We compete in an international arena. The traditional domestic airline uniforms are worn — they are dated. They require a little more sophistication, a little more glamour, a little more chic. Our employees take great pride in how they present themselves, and I think Zac has done an excellent job in mixing an element of glamour, but also functionality," Bastian said.
About 60,000 frontline Delta employees, from those serving customers on the planes to those at the customer service counters and beyond, will be getting the new uniforms in early 2018.
Delta will have 1,000 employees "wear-test" uniforms between December and March in order to identify any final updates to fit, form or function before Lands' End manufactures and supplies them.