Catherine Despont’s Favorite Eyebrows

5 29 2012

No one believes in phrenology — that dubious science of judging intelligence by the shape of your head.  But it’s hard not to read some personality in a pair of eyebrows. Whether the ethereal strands on Sissy Spacek, or the wizened tufts of news man Andy Rooney, we want to draw parallels to the lives and careers. Here’s a list of favorites in no particular order.

Catherine Despont's Favorite Eyebrows 

Clara Bow

Greta Garbo

Edit Piaf

Sophia Loren

Elizabeth Taylor

Maila Nurmi aka Vampira

Francoise Hardy

Debby Harry

Sissy Spacek

Andy Rooney

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Siouxsie Sioux

Patti Smith

Jack Nicholson

Brooke Schields

Ali MacGraw

Vanessa Paradis

Ivanka Trump

Michelle Obama

Catherine Despont ponders the accent marks of the face.

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Catherine Despont
CATHERINE DESPONT
, who writes about eyebrows in this issue, likes to keep her look natural (within reason). She writes about art, design and clothing. She just finished her first novel.

 

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