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SLS buffet hostess [Sketch: Bell Uniform Design]
In just about a month, the newest resort on the Strip opens, and with it comes a whole new closet of uniforms. SLS Las Vegas worked with Bell Uniform Design on more than 9,000 pieces for the servers and more to wear on the casino floor and in the restaurants when the resort debuts on Aug. 23.
SLS is calling the collection "runway-inspired attire [that] is cutting edge yet functional, representing a new standard fitting for the lifestyle-driven resort."
Some of the pieces in the collection include custom vests and buttons with SLS' signature monkeys, hand-picked accessories and feminine and flirty dresses modernly reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and The SLS Buffet each required more than 750 pieces.
"We drew inspiration from iconic vintage movies, the pages of Vogue and the streets of New York and LA to design a uniform program that would be as progressive as the innovative elements SLS is bringing to Las Vegas," Bell Uniform Design's Barbara Bell says. "As a Las Vegas native, I'm thrilled Bell Uniform Design could play a role in what I believe to be the next phase in the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip."
Bell created the uniforms at Hakkasan and FIVE50 Pizza Bar as well as at The Cromwell, to name a few.
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