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.
Featuring some of the world’s most famous female fashion icons, the British Airways World’s Best Dressed Travellers list is a mix of inspiring celebrities who travel in style and instigate major wardrobe envy every time they step on the plane.
The full top 10 is:
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
"Flying today is more accessible than ever," added Elizabeth Saltzman.
"People are more aware of themselves, whether it is their health and beauty regimes, time management or carbon footprint. 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."
Elizabeth Saltzman shares her insights on the World’s Best Dressed Travellers:
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Lupita Nyong’O is always stylish. One of the most wonderful things about Lupita Nyong’O’s 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."
"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."