Trend. Leg Of Mutton Sleeves – 2016

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Trend. Leg Of Mutton Sleeves - 2016

Photo © Barry Lategan

Trend. Watch out for leg-of-mutton sleeves. The look, which plays into the wider shoulder fashion feeling, made an appearance in the Fall 2016 Collections, especially in Paris. They first came on the fashion scene in the 1820s, became very popular in the early 1830s, and again in the 1890s (Gibson Girls) – and in the 1980s, as in this great 1983 British Vogue photo with incredible hair by WorldGreat Harry King. How did they get the name? Could be they look like mutton joints (sheep legs) which are larger on the top, thinner at the bottom towards the foot – just as the sleeve is puffed at the shoulder, closer fitting on the forearm, and is often tighter at the wrist. More on this award-winning Barry Lategan photo, a Harry King anecdote, editor Grace Coddington, click HERE 

Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Rose Bonomo …. Model: Maria Von Hartz … Photo: © Barry Lategan for British Vogue, 1983 …   Editor: Grace Coddington

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My Article on Vidal Sassoon – Early 70s

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My Article on Vidal Sassoon – Early70s

Photos: Barry Lategan

This was one of the first articles I ever had published. It was for The Montreal Star, in the early 70s, where I had quarter page columns every week called “Right On.”

It was way before I joined Vidal Sassoon and featured great hair by Christopher Brooker, even if the hair wasn’t wearable for readers of a daily newspaper!  It was quite a funny article, if not very flattering!

Hair: Christopher Brooker, Vidal Sassoon … Photos: Barry Lategan (article scanned from a laser copy)

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Harry King, Famous Photo in British Vogue – 1983

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Barry Lategan

Photo: © Barry Lategan

A Belle Epoque kind of look in this famous photo published in British Vogue, 1983. Harry King, who did this great hair remembers:  “We were supposed to go to India for this sitting but the visas didn’t come through,  We all shot up with antibiotics for the trip and got a swollen arm!   We did the ‘trip” in Lategan’s studio in NY.  It was Maria’s first job as a model and she was terrified. One of the most creative experiences. It won the Kodak award in UK for best editorial.”     For more on and by WorldGreat Harry King, click:

Hair by Harry King.  Makeup:  Rose Bonomo …  Model: Maria Von Hartz … Photo: © Barry Lategan for British Vogue, 1983 …   Editor: Grace Coddington.

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