Last fall, Karlie Kloss caused quite a stir when she showed up to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show — a place where long legs and long hair are celebrated in equal measure — with a short, chin-skimming crop. But a hundred or so years before there was Karlie, there was an American dancer known as Irene Castle, who spent much of her early career dancing across Europe and picking up stylish notions, eventually chopping off her long hair into what is now known as the bob. She’s credited with bringing the look Stateside back in the early 1900s, and this soon became the cut to have for all the flapper girls. From then until now, there’s been an epic list of ladies who have shorn their hair, from Clara Bow to Courtney Love. See below the other notable participants, including supermodels (Linda, Naomi), one Spice Girl and more.
The Original Helmet: Louise Brooks, circa 1925-1945. Photo:@ Corbis Supplies.
The Beret-ed Bob: Greta Garbo, circa 1930s.
The First Lady Bob: Jackie Kennedy, 1961.
The Amped-Up Diva Bob: The Supreme, 1965.
The Badass Bob: Debbie Harry, 1975.
The Tarantino Bob: Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, 1994.
She Can Do No Wrong Bob: Linda Evangelista, 1996.
The Great Expectations Bob: Gwyneth Paltrow, 1998.
The Gotta Be Different Bob: Kelly Rowland, 2002.
The Bad Mistake Bob: Sarah Jessica Parker, 2002.
The Just-This-Once Bob: Charlize Theron, 2005.
We-Miss-This-Bob Bob: Victoria Beckham, 2007.
The gorgeous Bob: Naomi Campbell, 2007.
The “Girl on Fire“ Bob: Alicia Keys, 2012.
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My best bob haircut is Linda Evangelista. She is just stunning! What is your best bob haircut ? Let me know in a comment below.