No one does costume like BBC-TV. No one. Anywhere. And what they do can often look very modern, very relevant today. The fashions. The hair. The hair accessories. Well, just about everything. Take Michelle Dockery wearing this ancient Egyptian art-inspired wide bandeau in the Final Series of “Downton Abbey” on PBS-TV. It just makes her and her bob look that more marvelous. The look is so striking in so many scenes of the hit series that the bandeau is hot news. Easy to copy. Just find some similar fabric and tie it on. The final episodes take place between 1925 and 1927 and King Tutankhamen’s tomb, discovered in 1922, influenced everything in the ’20s, from hair to fashion, furniture, jewelry and more, so there could also be a return to deco designs on everything. For two more Downton Bandeaux, some more bandeau ideas archived from my website, and a preview of the series, scroll down …
Photo: PBD Masterpiece Theatre Downton AbbeyComment
This iconic photo from La Coupe’s famous Art Deco Collection of 1974 featured an Eton Crop, inspired by the ’20s version, and a flirty kiss curl. Note to hairstylists, sometimes just a little kiss curl can make all the difference to a simple front view. For real life, a kiss curl can be very subtle but for a photo, fashion runway or the red carpet, it needs to be more like the one in this photo, to show. This look had a high, off-centre part, and a soft feather-y kiss curl, enough but not too much and it was not stuck down with sugar as they used to do. The kiss curl can, of course, work with short or long pulled-back hair. For more Art Deco photos, click here:
Hair: Kim Lepine, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Deco Dress: Anne Klein … Long Black Kid Gloves: Iona Monohan Collection … Model: Bijette … Deco Mirror: Erik Neil Weiss for La Coupe … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
More art deco. With shine-on lights, color just where the light would shine on straight hair. This idea got more press in all the major magazines at the time than any of the many inspirational stories in La Coupe’s 1974 Art Deco campaign. For more, much more, and how-to’s for color and cuts, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, Art Deco on this website.
Top, and color detail center from NY Sunday News Magazine 2 page spread … left gold shine-on, and center bottom, burgundy shine-on, photos by Serge Beauchemin. Photo right, blue shine-on, photo by Lorraine Sylvestre, illustration by Tom Huffman, all hair by Charles Booth, La Coupe. Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
From the Art Deco Collection by Kim Lepine for La Coupe, 1974. These photos include blue Shine-On a 20s bob in the 70s. And there’s more photos, sketches, more of more from this very famous collection that put La Coupe on the world map. HairThen La Coupe Art Deco
Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Concept/Fashion Styling/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
Just a few photos from La Coupe’s Art Deco Collection, which made them famous, in 1974. 20s hair in the 70s, with deco cuts, deco cat’s eyes, a strong theme with a zillion hair ideas. For more photos, full credits and great inspiration go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, Art Deco.
Hair: Charles Booth, Peter Green, La Coupe, NY …Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Models: Danielle (short) Carina … Photos: Serge Beauchemin …Concept/Fashion Styling/Produced by Helen Oppenheim