Brooke Shields @ 15 in Calvin Klein Jeans – 1980

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Brooke Shields @ 15 in Calvin Klein Jeans - 1980

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A very young 15 year old Brooke Shields in some of the 1980 Calvin Klein Jeans commercials,  in which she famously said: “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” The Legendary John Sahag did the hair for all 19 of  the controversial Calvin Klein commercials filmed by Richard Avedon.

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Model: Brooke Shields … Commercials filmed by  Richard Avedon

Vintage video of Brooke Shields and the famous Calvin Klein Jeans. Click:

Hot News – according to the Chic Report in – Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’ little sister, is appearing in new ads for Calvin Klein Jeans’ Capsule collaboration with, photos shot by Michael Avedon, grandson of Richard Avedon.


Anne V, Age 15 @ NY Fashion Week – 2002

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments


Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Anne Vyalitsyna, known as Anne V, Russian born model/actress, 10 years in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and ongoing.   At 16 she was the face in Chanel’s Chance perfume ads. And from then has worked for all the majors of everything.

When she was just 15 years old, I photographed her backstage at the J. Lindberg NY Fashion Week show, with this amazing wide hair by Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi Salon, NY. I remember, I wanted to photo no one else, I waited and waited, and caught her for a brief second just after her nails were done and not dry for this photo.

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi, NY … Model: Anne V … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

(One day, I will scan years of Fashion Week Photos which I have on film, as this was.)