Sunday, February 17, 2013

Immortalize Sophia Loren's Serious Shade-Throwing Across Jayne Mansfield's Chest And Yours In Everyman's Sweatshirt

Important moments in shade-throwing history.
In 1957, Jayne Mansfield and her egregious rack showed up unannounced and, in the words of Alanis Morissette, uninvited to a dinner at Romanoff's in Hollywood in honor of Sophia Loren in a blatant attempt to steal attention away from Sophia. (Great way to say "welcome to America!")

It would not be the last time Jayne pulled such a move -- she'd go on to orchestrate several highly public chest-barings and nipple-related "wardrobe malfunctions," prompting one writer to put her basic shit on blast by expertly summarizing why the public was tired of her fuckery: "We are amused when Miss Mansfield strains to pull in her stomach to fill out her bikini better; but we get angry when career-seeking women, shady ladies, and certain starlets and actresses...use every opportunity to display their anatomy unasked." BURN NOTICE.

Back to the notorious dinner party-crashing: How did Sophia Loren respond? By throwing serious blackout-level side-eye shade directly at Jayne and her twin offenders. Understandable.

It was a classic moment in 20th-century shade-throwing history. And a seminal shade moment of this sort clearly merits its own sweatshirt, such as the Everyman Shade sweatshirt I just bought. It's making its way to my home right now, and I'm sure I'll enjoy years of throwing epic shade of my own while enjoying its comfort.
$75, Everyman

Oh yeah, another thing you should know about Jayne Mansfield: she recorded an album called "Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me," which involved her reciting Shakespeare's sonnets in a baby voice over the music of Tchaikovsky. Because the '60s were THAT unhinged. Anyway, your move, Kim Kardashian.

1 comment:

Hav T said...

fun fact: Jayne Mansfield is Mariska Hargitay's mother

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