Victoria Beckham Named World’s Best Dressed Traveller

Victoria Beckham Named World’s Best Dressed Traveller

Victoria Beckham has been named the world’s best dressed female celebrity traveller in British Airways’ Best Dressed Traveller List 2016 – #bestdressedtraveller.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

The fashion designer beat stars including Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie to the top spot, as compiled by the airline and Hollywood fashion stylist and Vanity Fair’s Contributing Editor, Elizabeth Saltzman.

Elizabeth, whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and 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’s chic and sophisticated but still classic and comfortable.

“The women on this list are all-powerful examples of the modern world. Their style is classic with a personal twist. This is about the power of women and being able to balance it all.”

British Airways’ Best Dressed Traveller List was created to celebrate the relationship between flying and fashion and to honour today’s globe-trotting trend setters, spanning the worlds of film, music and entertainment. This is the first award to be announced, with the Best Dressed Male Traveller being unveiled in the coming months.

The judges reviewed hundreds of images of international celebrity jet setters taken at airports to compile the list, as follows:

British Airways Top 10 Best Dressed Female Celebrity Travellers are:

  1. Victoria Beckham
  2. Amal Clooney
  3. Kendall Jenner
  4. Angelina Jolie
  5. Gwen Stefani
  6. Charlize Theron
  7. Taylor Swift
  8. Marion Cotillard
  9. Lupita Nyong’O
  10. Heidi Klum

Abigail Comber, British Airways’ Head of Customer, said: “We have always been associated with travelling in style – most recently with our elegant, new short-haul cabins and our new-look First cabin, created especially for the B787-9 aircraft. We wanted to honour today’s style elite and those frequent flyers who embrace the enduring glamour and excitement of jumping on a plane.”

Elizabeth Saltzman started her career at Giorgio Armani in 1983 and is today a prominent figure in the world of fashion, considered one of the most influential industry insiders and trend spotters.

Here, she shares her exclusive insights on the world’s best dressed female celebrity 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.”

  1. Amal Clooney

“Amal Clooney has brains, beauty and style. Amal got thrown under the style microscope when her relationship with George 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.”

  1. 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!”

  1. Angelina Jolie

“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”.

  1. 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 wears it well.”

  1. 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’s so beautiful’ without realising who she is at first. Her aesthetic is simple and effortless.”

  1. 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 array of fabulous handbags paired with her flirty skirts and rockin’ heels are cute and fun. She represents her brand identity without a flaw.”

  1. Marion Cotillard

“Ooh La 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.”

  1. Lupita Nyong’O

Lupita Nyong’O is always stylish.  One of the most wonderful things about Lupita’s personal style is that she’s 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”.

  1. 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.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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