Scene: Jet Set, and indigo blue skies. Jet Set was a term for an international social group of wealthy people who traveled the world to participate in social activities unavailable to ordinary people. The term replaced Café Society, which referred to those that gathered in fashionable cafes and restaurants in New York, Paris, and London beginning in the late 19th century. Although jet passenger service in the 1950s was initially marketed primarily to the rich, its introduction eventually resulted in a democratization of air travel.
The Jet Set culture today is on the move, and is from all walks of life. Taking flight. They meet at airports, transitional cities where no one lives. Jetting away, coming and going. Sky blue is a cool hue.
Scene: The Trans World Airline Center, opened in 1962 as a standalone terminal at Idlewild Airport, now JFK International Airport. Designed by architect Eero Saarinen. Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, 1960. His acclaimed film captured the Jet Set lifestyle.