Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Dancing Hair  1986, Oscar Predictions 2013

Dancing Hair 1986 Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

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:

Download the pdf on Revival of Hollywood Glamour

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

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



  1. Feb 17, 2013

    Yes, the hair has been disappointing at Oscar and Award events for some time, getting more so each one! These are Harold Leighton’s Oscar predictions, his choice!

  2. Feb 17, 2013

    I love your predictions … I believe Hollywood Glamor needs a come back too !

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