When it comes to 2019 airport style, we regularly turn to the likes of Rihanna and Amal Clooney for guidance on what to wear for a trip. But long before they wore heels to LAX or traveled in minidresses, Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn and Diana Ross paved the way and practically invented celebrity airport style—and you can bet their travel outfits are still wearable and chic as ever today.
In the '50s and '60s, women like Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy looked exceedingly polished and sophisticated at the airport, wearing pieces like skirt suits, shift dresses, structured bags, neck scarves, and more. Predictably, '70s airport style saw the emergence of more laid-back, hippie vibes, like Diana Ross's amazingly oversize round sunnies. Scroll down to see what Old Hollywood icons wore to the airport and shop 2019 versions.
Brigitte Bardot: Skirt Suit
Photographed in 1961, French icon Brigitte Bardot was all smiles as she arrived at the airport in Rome to film a movie. Luckily, skirt suits are having a moment right now, so there are plenty of similar options to choose from.