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Keith Lovegrove’s new glossy coffee table book ‘Airline: Style at 30,000 feet’ chronicles vintage airline photography from “the golden age of air travel.” Lovegrove discusses his inspiration, stating, “My father worked for the airlines and dragged our family around the planet in the early 60s, which was a really glamorous time to fly. Everyone used to dress up to get on an airplane. I wanted to find out where that glamorous time went.”
The book is categorized into four main components: fashion, interiors, identities and food. The fashion section highlights pivotal fashion moments for airlines, such as Singapore Airlines ‘Singapore Girl,’ who skyrocketed into a worldwide star. The interior section covers the opulence and decadence of specific planes; for instance, Hefner’s ‘Big Bunny’ jet was swathed in leather and animal print. As for identities, Longrove examines the personal branding and logos of airlines. Flipping through these iconic photos is like stepping into a time machine, so check out this coffee table book if you’re interested in recapturing the style of the past.