Come Fly With Me: The Golden Age of Airport Style

The '50s and '60s had it.

Is it just us, or is every trip through JFK security an unfriendly reminder that the gilded age of airport style is dead and gone? Not since the '50s and '60s — when Marilyn Monroe approached the tarmak decked in fur and high heels or The Beatles exited their private jet in matching made-to-fit suits — has jet-setting been so glamorous. Here, we look back on 42 vintage moments that prove that air travel and chic fashion don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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Marlene Dietrich, 1950
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Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Lorraine Day, 1955
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Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, 1955
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Woman at London Airport, 1955
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Rita Hayworth, 1955
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Rita Hayworth, 1955
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Jean Seberg, 1957
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Joan Collins, 1957
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Marilyn Monroe, 1959
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Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, 1960
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Brigitte Bardot, 1961
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Marilyn Monroe, 1961
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Audrey Hepburn, 1961
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Yves Saint-Laurent and Victoire, 1962
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Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
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Phyllis Diller, 1963
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Roger Vadim, Catherine Deneuve, 1963
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Stewardesses, 1963
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Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren, 1963
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John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1963
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Mary Tyler Moore, 1964
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The Beatles, 1964
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Sophia Loren, 1965
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Betty Kelly, Rosalind Ashford, Martha Reeves, 1965
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Suzanna Leigh, 1965
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Ursula Andress, 1965
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Catherine Deneuve, 1965
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Brigitte Bardot, 1965
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Nancy Sinatra, 1966
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Brigitte Bardot, 1966
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