Bob takes a bow with ‘Gatsby’

OSCAR Wilde once said “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”, and, in the case of hairstyles, this is definitely true.

Think Joanna Lumley’s Purdy on The Avengers, Jennifer Aniston’s layered cut on Friends or Elma Postma’s bob on 7de Laan.

The last is particularity appropriate as it is a direct descendant of the 1920s flapper bob that seems popular with fashionistas at the moment.

With The Great Gatsby being one of the “it” movies, it is hardly surprising that this cut is once again at the fore. This makes sense of the popularity of Karlie Kloss’s chop bob.

The question, though, must be whether it is Kloss’s do, or Carey Mulligan’s more genuine bob, which has provided the impetus behind the trend.

That is a moot point.

But my money would be on the fashion team at Vogue who saw the movie coming and decided to cash in – in advance.

On to Mulligan’s bob, it’s much shorter than Kloss’s style, but, if you have watched the movie, you will know that it is also infinitely variable when paired with the right accessories.

So which one is it?

I would choose Mulligan’s. The shorter length just makes it that more dramatic.

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