Sleepers Wide and Wild – 1975

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sleepers Wild and Wide - 1975

Photos: Serge Beauchemin

In 1975, hair was getting bigger in Europe and in Montreal, La Coupe’s testing ground for high fashion hair trends, the world-class innovators made the hair bigger than big, and wide, very wide. With a new texture, thanks to an old crimping machine.  More later on that. For more Sleepers, HairThen,  La Coupe, 70s on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair Cut: Charles Booth, Crimped: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Fashions: Renato Balestra Couture, Holt Renfrew Canada … Crystal Glass: Baccarat … Model: Rudy Maciukas … Location: The Royal Suite, Chateau Champlain Hotel, Montreal … Photos: Serge Beauchemin  … Produced/Concept/Fashion Styling: Helen Oppenheim

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Chic Punk – 1977

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Punk

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition due May 9  to August 14, 2013 is going to make punk hot again.  Not that it ever really went away.   I dread to think how some punk hair cuts will ruin many a lovely face!    Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) will be one of the co-chairs. Wonder if she will cut her now long hair to a punk style again?

Fashion is another story.  Punk. Chaos to Couture will examine punk’s impact from its birth In the 1970s through its continuing influence on high fashion today.

There will be approximately 100 designs for men and women, by all the usual suspects.  Original punk garments from the mid-1970s will be juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion showing how pailettes were replaced by safety pins, feathers by razor blades, bugle beads by studs.  Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.

Organized thematically, gallery sections will include Rebel Heroes, Pavillions of Anarchy and Elegance, Punk Couture, D.I.Y.  Style, La Mode Destroy, all organized by my favorite Curator, Andrew Bolton. Guido Palau will design all mannequin head treatments and masks.

Hair here by Elmer Olsen, La Coupe 1977
Models: Sherry Diekrager and Elmer Olsen
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

For more on this chic punk-influenced hairstyle, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s Hair, Toronto Collection, Photo 10, on helenoppenheim.com – and watch out punk influences everywhere…

 

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Gamines – 50s to 80s

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gamines 50s to 80s

Seberg, Hepburn, La Coupe, Bumble and bumble, John Sahag

Remember the gamines of the fifties – Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn, Lesley Caron, Zizi Jeanmaire.   Well, here are gamines from the 50s to the 80s.  They haven’t dated and are as relevant today as they were then.

Clockwise, top left – Jean Seberg (50s), Audrey Hepburn (50s), Elmer Olsen, La Coupe (1977), Kim Lepine, La Coupe (1977) , Michael Gordon, Bumble and bumble (1984),  JohnSahag (1986.)  For more and full credits, go to Icons … HairThen, La Coupe Wisp Cuts Short … HairThen, John Sahag Press Photos …HairThen, Three to See.
Photos: Bill Willoughby, Unknown, Lorraine Sylvestre x 3, Helene Joseph.

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