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Pixie Chicks: Short Comings and Goings

WWD takes a look at the history of gutsy girls in Hollywood to go for the gamine look, from Louise Brooks to Anne Hathaway.

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The Pixie: It’s not a coif for the faint of heart. Good thing there’s no shortage of gutsy girls in Hollywood. The pixie and other boyish cuts have made a comeback on starlets like Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Rihanna and Emma Watson, with Anne Hathaway the latest to snip her tresses. The fuss-free do has been around since the Twenties, but was popularized in the Sixties by Twiggy and Mia Farrow, spawning decades of devotees. Here, the short list. 

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This story first appeared in the April 10, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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