Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Borderline Hat

That perfect Madonna mix of modern and retro.

Part flapper, part bathing beauty, all sex - everybody wanted a version of this hat. Still do. Madonna loved it so much that she wore it to the Prince concert a year after filming the Borderline video.

Lucy and Ethel doing some vaudeville with Fred's old partner in an episode of I Love Lucy, Mertz and Kurtz - aired October 11, 1954.

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea.

Fabulous beauties hamming it up before they head to the sea.

The One and Only. Taking it to the street.


  1. That hat always reminded me of Jennifer Saunders' comedy turban. Don't ask me why. This will only make sense to those of us from the UK.

  2. Great post!
    That hat proved that she could make anything look great.

  3. i love it! ive always thought there was another 20's bathing suit striped and this was the hat for that.

  4. That is the JAM! love the hat and love the references and the collage.

  5. She was so hot in the Borderline video!

  6. That hat and M's face were absolutely perfect at the end of the video. So damn hot.

  7. The first video I saw of her when I was 6 years old. I remember the day so well. I've been in love with ever since :)