5 Elegant Airport Outfits From Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and More

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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

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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. 

Audrey Hepburn: Midi Dress and Structured Bag

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Did you have any doubt that Audrey Hepburn would look as chic at the airport as on the red carpet? No sweatpants for her—here, she was photographed in 1953 arriving in London. 

Jackie Kennedy: White Shift Dress

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A few years after leaving the White House, Jackie Kennedy was pictured with her children arriving for a vacation in Ireland in a very '60s shift dress. 

Diana Ross: '70s Sunglasses and Printed Button-Down

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No one did '70s style better than Diana Ross—even at Heathrow Airport in London. 

Grace Kelly: Black Dress and Neck Scarf

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Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and Laraine Day arrived in Los Angeles looking like the most impeccably dressed travelers ever.