Talking points: airport chic

08 September 2009


When faced with the prospect of a long haul flight (crammed into cattle-class if your budget is anything like ours), most normal people opt for comfort over style. By ‘normal’ I mean anybody except Victoria Beckham who, confusing the runway with a catwalk, is repeatedly snapped arriving at Heathrow trussed up in five-inch heels and dresses so tight she struggled to walk up stairs (watch out for DVT, Vic). This type of airport attire is all well and good if you have a burly minder to carry your suitcase and an airport buggy to drive you to your terminal, but most of us don’t have such luxuries. So how refreshing is it to see these pap shots of Gwyneth Paltrow taken at Barcelona airport, looking anything less then her pristine self and more like … us! Wearing a racer-back vest that is baggy and unflattering and flashing her flesh-coloured bra (never a flattering hue for underwear), we’re sure the fashion police will be less then impressed. But compare her look to Victoria’s and she still wins hands down. Gwyn may not be red-carpet-ready but we know who’ll have the best in-flight snooze. Ms Paltrow, we salute you!

- Amy Molloy


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