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.