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Celebrity Airport Style

By Matt Glazebrook, 2 May 2014

So you're off on holiday. Your suitcase is stuffed full of swanky new swim trunks, Hawaiian-print shirts and that stack of summery accessories that's been gathering dust since last September. But one question remains – what should you wear on the plane?

celebrity airport style

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Back in the golden age of travel, when cruising at 30,000 feet in a miracle of modern engineering was still considered a big deal, you were expected to suit up before you shipped out. These days, however, you can more or less get away with schlepping through security in pyjamas and a portable neck pillow. If, however, you seek somewhere between the extremes of David Beckham's international statesman vibe and Louis Tomlinson's naptime-ready look, find your in-flight inspiration in our gallery below.

celebrity airport style

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The global explorer 

Just because you're flying over well-charted waters, it doesn't mean you can't evoke the glory days of the dandy Victorian explorer. Prince William cuts a suitably suave, safari-accented figure here, although we'd probably make this much effort if we were going by private jet, too.

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The last of the international playboys 

Russell Brand doesn't let his rocker style slip for a second, travelling light in artfully distressed jeans, battered sneaks and a leather jacket. Let's just hope he doesn't doze off and get that elaborate necklace all tangled up in his eye mask and headphones.

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The high-flying hipster 

While Mo Farah would be more justified than most in sporting comfy sports gear to the airport (it being his job and all), he remains admirably committed to stylish streetwear in this bomber jacket. Bonus points for the hood – ideal for a sneaky snooze or just hiding from an annoying seat neighbour.

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The frequent flyer 

'Oh, hi there, I'm just strolling through the airport, looking all suave with my open-neck chambray shirt, tan leather travel bag and Charles Lindbergh biography.' Way to play it cool, Star Trek star Chris Pine.

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The 'already on holiday' 

Some people just can't wait 'til they make it through baggage claim to set their legs free. You're going to be 'chili' once you reach cruising altitude, Anthony Kiedis.

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The tailored tourist 

Looks like someone's angling for an upgrade! We're not sure how well Keanu Reeves' shiny suit will stand up to 10 hours in an aeroplane seat, but smart move for pairing it with a 'headrest hair'-hiding baseball cap.

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The travel pro 

Justin Timberlake knows where it's at. Loose-fit jeans will give maximum seat-back comfort (and are an acceptable alternative to your jim-jams), a scarf comes in handy when the air-con kicks in and that all-important cap will shade bleary, night-flight eyes when you reach your final destination. 

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