Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe’s King of Chignons, created the Swim Knot Collection in 1977. The hair looked as good wet as dry. He recommended making the chignon with wet hair, then letting it dry naturally. He made a Naughty Knottie dead center at the front, and rolled the sides. For one version, he wrapped the head with 3 strands of braided elastic going through the Knottie. The photo
far right made Italian Vogue and that’s Antonio at work on Oksana the model bottom left. For more Naughty Knotties, go to HairThen, La Coupe, scroll along MishMash on www.helenoppenheim.com
Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal … Swimsuit: Marilyn Brooks, Toronto … Model: Oksana Dykyj …Photos: Lorraine SylvestreCOMMENT
Do you know your hair history? The first French braiding of the modern era was created by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe in Montreal, in 1976.
The idea was instantly copied and popular all over the world. French Braiding became an ongoing classic from this time on. Here is the half-up, half-down version. For more and info, click HairThen, La Coupe, 70s on www.helenoppenheim.com
Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado, Montreal … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Fashion Styling//Produced by Helen OppenheimCOMMENT
Forties on a Roll, 1992. Right a Pascalain Gianello Collage with Antonio da Costa Rocha’s Dancing Hair, 1986.
Photo left: – Lorraine Sylvestre
Photo right: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas
Two collages by the ever-inventive king of hair collages posting on Facebook, Pascalain Gianello. The hair here was by the great Antonio da Costa Rocha for La Coupe’s 1986 Dancing Hair Collection, inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie, Top Hat. For more Dancing Hair photos and ideas, plus a clip of the movie, click on the cover photo on www.helenoppenheim.com
Models: Marilyn Coe as Ginger … Carol Dlugos … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas …produced by Helen OppenheimCOMMENT
These Dancing Hair styles by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe, created in 1986, are Harold Leighton’s “Oscar predictions and inspiration for 2013″ – as in his full page article “The Revival of Hollywood Glamour” in The Epoque Times. Here is the link:
The hair was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie “Top Hat” as she danced romantically with Fred Astaire – see a clip from the movie and more photos from this Collection – go to HairThen, 80s, Dancing Hair, on www.helenoppenheim.com
Sadly, the paper credited the photos to another photographer instead of Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas, nor did they give credits to all who made these stunning photos possible. Here they are:
Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Gentile-Wolfe … Gowns: Oscar de la Renta, Jackie Rogers … Models: Carol Dlugos (Brunette) & Marilyn Coe (Blonde) … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim
In 1986, there was return to ballroom dancing. And hair for dancing. With Dancing Hair as designed here by the great Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe. False hair was twisted and twirled to wrap around the head in four beautifully blended color combinations. Pinks, Blues, Yellows, Also available in oranges, rusts, reds, black, browns. For more on the romantic Dancing Hair Collection and how to do it, see Hair/Then, La Coupe, 80s.
Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, New York/Montreal … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Model: Carol Dlugos/Ford … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen OppenheimCOMMENT
Just a few photos on this collage with romantic hair by La Coupe’s Antonio da Costa Rocha from 1986, still relevant today. Inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie, Top Hat.
Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. More photos from the Collection, some in color, full credits and clip from the movie on website – HairThen La Coupe 80s.