Come Fly With Me: The Golden Age of Airport Style

The '50s and '60s had it.

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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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