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"Bardot was the creature of the fifties. She prepared the way for the sixties and made the sixties alluring rather than just ugly. Her lips made Mick Jagger's lips possible."
These words were written by Diana Vreeland, the legendarily eccentric fashion eminence, in her book Allure. As with all Vreeland utterances-she also declared that "pink is the Navy-blue of India"-this gem is simultaneously totally batty and wildly accurate. Without Bardot we might well have looked at Mr. Jagger, back in the early '60s, and said, "Too soon, young man. Go away. We are not yet ready for you and your big smackers."
If B.B. made M.J.'s lips possible (and I think it's now settled that she did), then who made Jackie Stallone's lips possible? Was it Angelina Jolie?
A lady bearing a more than passing resemblance to Ma Stallone recently showed up at the premiere of Sly's movie The Expendables 2looking spry and glamorous ... and staggeringly, shockingly be-lipped beyond belief. The press leapt all over it: What has she done to her lips, now? was the general gist.
Here's where things get a little confusing. Bear with me, and I will attempt to clarify the situation.
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