There's plenty to say about Lady Gaga's new video for her latest single, Alejandro (we'll have to do a whole separate blog post on all the Madonna homage/references) but the most striking thing for us wasn't the men-in-stilettos, semi-naked writhing or controversial antics with crucifixes, oh no! It was the unashamed bowl cut (shudder) sitting proudly atop Gaga’s head.

Having had our own youthful dalliance with this most challenging of hairdos (not our finest follicular hour), we couldn’t help but wonder, Carrie-stylee, can a bowl cut ever look chic? Judge for yourself – here’s the video and here are some bowl cut icons – including the original (and we think, the best), Ms Joanna Lumley! phoebe frangoul