Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in The P-P-Puff | 2 comments

Gold Lamé Rags - 1980

Photo: © Lorraine Sylvestre

THE P-P-PUFF/Rags to Riches – Kay

These glamorous gold standard rags are hand-made by Avram and Vidal Sassoon staff and were
made of Gold Lamé, pretty enough to walk around the home in and even to party in.

We had made a collection – in animal and camouflage prints – and we were published in a
lot of major magazines like  Bazaar (a full page), Vogue, New York, even Playbill Magazine, as well
as The New York Sunday Times, the Daily Mail in the UK, major newspapers across the
US and all the hair magazines world-wide, including a cover in Peluquerias Magazine of
Spain (see Photo No. 10 below this one.)

The “rags” had wire and foam inside for an easier set.  I had wanted Sassoon to manufacture
the idea and sell the rags since we got such massive publicity for them in all the best magazines
but that didn’t happen.

Hair:          Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981
Makeup:    Mariella Smith-Masters, Beauty Bookings
SkinCare:  Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Robe:         Ellen Gleason
Model:       Kay Romero
Photo:        Lorraine Sylvestre

Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

2 Comments

  1. Oct 14, 2012

    Don’t think anyone had gold lamé rags before or after the time of this collection. But I do think the idea would work today. I can see someone going out in gold lamé rags while their hair sets for the next day – and still look good!

  2. Oct 14, 2012

    Amazing……..and still popular today :)

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