I Sure Hope ‘Beetlejuice’ Bangs Are Having a Moment
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The spooky month of October started in September, when Dior styled one of its Paris Fashion Week models in an outfit that, as Steff Yotka of Vogue.com accurately pointed out, looked a lot like something Beetlejuice’s goth teen Lydia Deetz would wear (if the skirt were a few feet longer, of course). It wasn’t just because of the model’s black and white socks or the decorative spider at her throat, but her dark baby bangs, clumped together into little spikes beneath a wide-brimmed hat.
The festivities continued yesterday when model-slash-actress Cara Delevingne showed up to a book signing for her first YA novel, Mirror, Mirror— because she does that, too — with short bangs brushed forward to similar, pointy effect. (In addition to making her literary debut last night, Delevingne publicly returned to being a brunette after a platinum-blonde hiatus.)
Collectively, this is a nice warm-up to the coming weeks of Halloween parties, which, statistically, have at least two Lydia Deetzes in the same room at any time.