Back in [hair] style: Memorable afros, past and present
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Marc Jacobs' spring 2010 Louis Vuitton show in Paris( EPA )
By Emili Vesilind, Special to The Times
Leave it to provocateur Marc Jacobs to roll out one of the most culturally significant hairdos of the last century -- then exaggerate it.
As reported by fashion critic Booth Moore, the designer's spring 2010 Louis Vuitton show saw models marching down the runway wearing beach-ball-size Afro wigs. The clouds of faux hair were so capacious, it was a wonder the girls were able to keep their tiny chins up.
In celebration of the saucy style's return to catwalk glory, we thought it high time to take a look at some of the most notable Afros from the last 50 years.