How to Look Devastatingly Good at the Airport, According to These Hollywood Icons
By Jenna Rennert, Vogue
The Best Airport Beauty Looks of All Time
As thousands of travelers dash to catch a flight en route to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends, there’s rarely time to give one’s airport style more than a momentary thought. Harried souls must keep luggage tags in mind and travel documents organized, but what about maintaining an on-the-go beauty strategy that’s as chic as it is easy? This year, look no further than Hollywood’s most iconic It-girls for inspiration.
Marilyn Monroe’s tumble of platinum curls and pale fur coat are a testament to the power of blonde-on-blonde bombshell glamour, while Rihanna’s red lipstick moment proves why the only carry-on essential a Bad Gal needs comes in traffic-stopping crimson. Hat enthusiasts can take a cue from Yoko Ono’s wide-brimmed topper or Brigitte Bardot’s black beret—both perfect options for hair that’s been tousled and tangled mid-flight.
As any proper It girl knows, winter’s brisk temperatures are no reason to sacrifice a strategic flash of skin: Twiggy’s over-the-knee boots reveal a bare expanse of thigh that was revolutionary in the Swinging ’60s; fast-forward half a century and Selena Gomez’s sculpted abs show how a crop top is done at 35,000 feet: with an abbreviated black top, leather jacket, and plenty of pop-star confidence.
From Kate Moss’s ’90s hair and makeup minimalism to Jennifer Lopez’s slicked, TSA-friendly knot, here are 20 of the best airport beauty moments of all time.