The Flock of Seagulls’ Forward Thrust
Since Kate’s hairstyle has become an object of fascination, it has frequently—and unfairly—been likened to the oft-ridiculed New Wave coif that Flock of Seagulls frontman Mike Score devised for himself in the early 1980s. A former hairdresser, Score at least had a concept: “I will look like a seagull,” he seemed to be saying. “I will tease the sides of my hair into wings, and spray my disproportionately lengthy bangs into a beak. Then I will fly so high that, like Icarus, I will be punished, and end my days on VH-1
I Love the’80s specials.” Kate, on the other hand, appears to have no style concept beyond a desire to distinguish herself from all the other tightly wound housewives who yell at people on TV.