Sky high style

Metro

Air travel and glamour have been synonymous since the first commercial flight took to the skies in 1914.  The new book Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet by Keith Lovegrove (Laurence King, £9.95) looks at every aspect of airline style, from the original stewardess uniforms in 1930 to the outlandish interiors of the 1970s and today’s first class technology.

Champagne and sushi in the ‘Kiku-no-ma’ lounge of Japan Airlines Douglas DC-8 in the 1950s. The Kiku (chrysanthemum) is the imperial flower of Japan.

 

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