Travel in Style: Fashionable Outfits for Planes, Trains, or Automobiles
by Emily Holt
Photographed by Justin Hollar
As the world seems to become even smaller and while we traverse it ever more frequently, the question of what to wear on said journeys—be it by plane, train, or automobile—still vexes.
On the one hand, you want pieces that are comfortable (even in first class you can get stuck on the tarmac) and practical (only the most skilled can race through Gare du Nord train station in Givenchy’s gold-band pumps without incident). And yet, looking at photos of someone like Veruschka from the 1970s, heading to baggage claim in a tailored coat, floppy hat, and judiciously heeled loafers, one can’t help but feel wistful for a time when the ideas of elegance and travel didn’t seem oceans apart.
With this—and the impending holiday vacation season—in mind, Vogue culled stylish and realistic looks to wear en route. Bon voyage.
The Work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada to Be Celebrated This Spring at the Met
Mrs. Reginald Fellowes (left) in Elsa Schiaparelli, 1933; Sienna Miller in Prada, Photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue, 2007
The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Wednesday that its spring 2012 exhibition, set to open on May 10, will be “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion,” a fascinating exploration of these two Italian designers from two very different eras, in a format inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” published in Vanity Fair in the 1930s. The exhibition, which will be curated by the Costume Institute’s curator in charge, Harold Koda, and curator, Andrew Bolton, will feature approximately 80 designs by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and the work of Ms. Prada from the late 1980s to present. The grand unveiling will be preceded by the annual Costume Institute Benefit Gala, cochaired by actress Carey Mulligan, designer Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of Vogue. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, will serve as honorary chair. While the guest list for the party of the year is yet to be announced, Baz Luhrmann will be the exhibition and gala’s creative consultant. He will be joined by Nathan Crowley, who will serve as production designer, and Raúl Àvila, who has overseen the benefit’s magnificent decor since 2007.