Bowled Over At Cannes

May 14, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Entertainment

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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 14:  Korean actress Bae Doo-Na attends the Kuki Ningyo (Air Doll) Photocall held at the Palais Des Festival during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2009 in Cannes, France.

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Chinese actress Tan Zhuo poses during the photocall of the movie Chun Feng Chen Zui De Ye Wan (Spring Fever) directed by Chinese Lou Ye in competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2009. Defying the authorities, controversial Chinese director Lou Ye is offering a movie on love and homosexuality at the Cannes film festival this week that was shot on the quiet in east China despite a state work ban.

“Pudding Bowl”, “Purdey”, “Mushroom top” or “China Doll”, whatever you call it, the haircut you loved to hate after the 70′s were finished might be back, judging by its appearance on both Bae Doo-Na and Tan Zhuo at Cannes.  Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Agyness Deyn and Rinko Kikuchi were early proliferaters of this trend.  The early 1970s were a big time for this banged, rounded bob, with such fans as Brigitte Bardot, Mia Farrow and Joanna Lumley.  Some mainstream celebrities have approached this bubble bob style in a less committed fashion, such as Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes and Paris Hilton.  Yves Saint Laurents’ Fall/Winter 2008/2009 collection celebrated the modish crop with black bowl wigs throughout.  Take a look at more bowl styles here.  Is this an isolated outbreak or can we expect to see more purdeys ahead?


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  • Cristopher Monkhouse

    Great information :)