British Airways teams up with top Hollywood stylist Elizabeth Saltzman to celebrate today’s jetsetter icons #bestdressedtraveller.
Victoria Beckham has been named the best dressed celebrity traveller by British Airways, which today unveiled its inaugural list of the World’s Best Dressed Travellers. With her effortless ability to turn the airport arrivals lounge into her personal fashion runway, Victoria pipped Amal Clooney to the coveted top spot.
The list has been compiled by British Airways and top Hollywood fashion stylist Elizabeth Saltzman to celebrate the relationship between flying and fashion and to honour today’s globe-trotting trendsetters, spanning the worlds of film, music and entertainment
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) April 29, 2016
Elizabeth, whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan, said: “Victoria Beckham always gets it right when flying and it’s so impressive. Usually there is a menswear element to her travel wardrobe, it is chic and sophisticated but still classic and comfortable.” Hollywood fashion stylist and British Airways ambassador Elizabeth Saltzman started her career at Giorgio Armani in 1983. A prominent figure in the world of fashion, Elizabeth is often listed as one of the most influential industry insiders and one of the most accurate trend spotters.
Here she shares her list of the World’s Best Dressed Travellers:
1. Victoria Beckham
“Victoria Beckham absolutely wants an empire and as far as I can see she is well on her way to building one. Wife, mother of four with her own brand, UN goodwill ambassador and all with lovely etiquette, warmth and effortless style.”
2. Amal Clooney
“Amal Clooney has brains, beauty and style. Amal got thrown under the style microscope when her relationship with Mr Clooney started. She wears clothes beautifully. Amal looks like she can go from the aeroplane to a meeting or into a page of Vogue and not look out of place. She is all business. Wow!”
3. Kendall Jenner
“Kendall Jenner embodies today’s youth. As a quintessential “It Girl” and major model she is representing our fashion world beautifully. She has evolved from just jeans and a t-shirt to cool, sophisticated clothing. From her professional runway to the airport runway, she knows how to work it!”
4. Angelina Joie
“Angelina Jolie (OBE), not only the mother of six, actress, filmmaker, humanitarian and wife. She is the epitome of classic style. If you had to pinpoint it, it could be that she has an “Audrey Hepburn-ish style”. A classic flat, simple sweater or top and black trouser, usually with a handbag that probably holds all her travel needs”.
5. Gwen Stefani
“As a musician, mother, actress and fashion designer let’s just be honest, Gwen Stefani’s style is the definition of cool. What is so wonderful about Gwen is that she is continuously surprising us with her individuality. There is always a variation of a black trouser or a fun detailed jacket or top, but it is her little touches that make her a style star.
The red lipstick, the platinum hair sometimes mixed with another colour, the leopard print belt, the fun phone case, the nail polish. She owns her look and she wears it well.”
6. Charlize Theron
“Oscar-winning actress and mother, Charlize Theron, is chic and understated. What is so wonderful about her personal travel style is she keeps it neutral and stylish.
In an airport you would take a triple take thinking, “Wow, she is so beautiful” without realising who she is at first. Her aesthetic is simple and effortless.”
7. Taylor Swift
“Mega pop star, Taylor Swift’s aeroplane looks don’t scream travel to most, however she pulls it off perfectly. Her never-ending legs and her array of fabulous handbags paired with her flirty skirts and rockin’ heels are cute and fun. She represents her brand identity without a flaw.”
8. Marion Cotillard
“Ooh La Marion Cotillard, is the most beautiful mother, actress, singer, songwriter and environmentalist – she’s the definition of French style. Marion’s effortless travel looks exude confidence and comfort.
What is so terrific about Marion is nothing ever looks contrived, whether it be a leopard print cape with a blue and white striped sailor shirt, somehow she makes you want to run and buy it.”
9. Lupita Nyong’O
“Lupita Nyong’O is always stylish. One of the most wonderful things about Lupita Nyong’O personal style is she is not afraid to use colour.
This chic portrait collared coat is set off by the pink cowl neck accessory as well as the light coloured handbag added with a finishing touch of shades and fedora makes her super stylish for travelling”.
10. Heidi Klum
“Heidi Klum is one busy woman, mother of four, model, actress, TV host, designer and always looks upbeat with a natural glow. Heidi knows how to rock a great pair of jeans and always does so brilliantly. She oozes sex appeal and knows how to make heads turn, that’s what you would expect from this supermodel.”
Which celebrity do you think is the best dressed when travelling?
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