Monday, March 4, 2013

Totally over the top

The other day I came across
this image from Fritz Lang's
Metropolis. Created in 1927,
this German classic portrays a
futuristic world where rampant
industrialization crushes those
who keep it running. But that's
not what fascinated me.
Look at that headdress!

Brigitte Helm portrayed a Madonna-like
heroine transformed into an evil robot.
One of my most favorite films, that day
I was mesmerized by the fabulous head
pieces Brigitte wore throughout the film.
Inspired, I hunted the web and found a
plethora of over the top "toppers" from
the teens through today. Some magical,
others funny, and a few beyond ugly.

Enjoy my flight of fancy and
escape your mundane Monday!