There's been a healthy debate spreading across the intertubes in the last few days about the worthiness of the crafted strands of hair Zooey Deschanel splays across her forehead. This debate was provoked by her bangless hairstyle at the Met Gala seen above. Zooey has been wearing those bangs for so long that when she pulls that hair back to reveal the other 1/3rd of her face, it's become a bit of a shock for those who can't remember the last time she did that. Personally, I've always recalled fond memories of Zooey's unsheathed forehead. I like the complete Zooey face package, but she's seemed content to push ever more heavy helpings of bangs for a long time now. It's a good thing she's broken through her bangy doldrums, because look at that smile on her face. I haven't seen Zooey looking that happy in a long time. She's just glowing without all that hair encroaching down her face.
Maybe ya'll enjoy her bangs. Or maybe you couldn't care less. Me, I hope this ushers in a new era of completely uncovered Zooey face goodness, hearkening back to better days. Check out a sampling of those better days below.
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