Thursday, April 17, 2008

Women With Hats: 2008

Madonna on the cover of Elle (UK), May 2008
What makes women in men's hats with lots of leg look so sexy? I ask this after seeing Beauty Addict's article Madonna Madness: May 2008, on three magazines that feature Madonna on the cover of the May 2008 issues.

Madonna is the latest incarnation of this archetype:

Marlene Dietrich as Lola Lola in  Der blaue Engel (1930; The Blue Angel)
Judy Garland in Summer Stock (1950)
Lisa Minelli in Cabaret (1972)
Keira Knightley for Coco Mademoiselle fragrance by Chanel (2007)

2 comments:

slacker chic said...

I thought it was a decent shot of her until I saw you compare her with Marlene. She was so glamorous and original, everyone else just look like total knockoffs. Fake Fendis!

The Style Page said...

You probably know that the nickname of Madonna's daughter Lourdes is Lola, after Dietrich's character.