Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in HighHair | 8 comments

7  HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre


HighHair – Vyctoria

Higher version of short HighHair cut by Graham Wren, with a side part.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon NY, 1980
Perm: Edward Moore
Hair Care: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Background: Apologies Magritte’s “Le Beau Monde”  (“High Society”)
Art: Avram
Model: Vyctoria
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim



  1. May 15, 2016

    I knew Lorraine in NyC, and shared a loftspace with her. I modeled for her, styled shoots for her, and she taught me Photography and how to print photos. This was before digital cameras. I’d love to get in touch with her again.Would you please send me a link where I can reach her?
    Thanks, Lucille

    • May 16, 2016

      Mary. I would love to get in touch with her again too. I have tried when I was putting up these Archives, and many many times after. I get nowhere. Her phone number in LA has no response, her mobile too. I have written, nothing. I last spoke to her when I visited LA, in 2008. If have any names of people or contacts, please let me know. It breaks my heart she hasn’t seen all her photos here and how great they look. She did say, when we last spoke, the had thrown her computer out of the window, but ….

  2. Sep 17, 2014

    Looking for Lorraine Sylvestre.
    Her work is so amazing..
    She was my teacher and she was TOUGH!
    What a remarkable photographer.
    Its mind blowing to see the actors she photographed
    many years ago in NYC as most of the headshots of
    these individuals are major film stars now.
    Amazing talent to bring out the vitality of a human being.
    She lived and breathed for that.

    • Sep 17, 2014

      Yes, Linda, she lived and breathed it all.
      She knew how to bring vitality out and she was tough!
      Also a remarkable photographer. As all the photos here
      testify. Thanks for posting.

  3. Sep 15, 2014

    I am looking for Lorraine Sylvestre.
    Ive lost touch and cant find her anywhere.
    I am an old friend from New York days…a makeup artist who worked with Lorraine and we were flatmates.
    Last I spoke was when she was in LA..
    Would you know how to contact her.
    Many thanks Linda Rosewall

    • Sep 15, 2014

      Sending you an email, Linda

  4. Nov 9, 2012

    Yes, an interesting look. I never knew you liked it so much, Franco!!!

  5. Nov 9, 2012

    I will always remember the Simple Elegance of the High Hair Collection. The concept intimidated our stylist at the time but it was extremely important to work as a team. One of my favourite look from that time….
    Franco De Simone

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