The wine angels of Chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino recently unveiled a new designer outfit during an exclusive Las Vegas Fashion Week event.
Created by eco-friendly fashion designer Bunker Hill Bradley, the bold, fashion-forward attire is adorned with 20 feet of LED “angelic” lights each displaying more than 100 shining bulbs. The striking uniform ensures that guests can easily spot the wine angels as they gracefully ascend and descend the iconic four-story wine tower for which Aureole is renowned.
“Our wine angels at Aureole have been all over the map – they’ve even been on Oprah. However, we were often given feedback by our guests that they were hard to see in the tower so we really wanted to make them shine,” said Chef Palmer. “Now they have a uniform that suits the excitement of their job.”
After 14 years of sleek, black jumpsuits, Palmer hosted a 14-day competition among local fashion designers, Bunker Hill Bradley and Reyna Herrera, to create a standout wine angel outfit. Both were tasked with proposing a dozen sketches and after presenting them to Palmer, one of Bunker Hill Bradley’s designs was selected to be the angel’s new look.
The winning design is made from recycled material with a progression of Tuscan sunset colors meant to symbolize various wine hues. The outfit begins with pastel yellow and fades into tangerine orange, burgundy and grape purple and ends with solid black at the ankles. Inspired by wild grapevines, there is a gold, scroll-like pattern which overlays the complex color scheme, completing the custom-designed wine angel costume.
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