NYFW Backstage Hair Moment – 2004

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NYFW Backstage Hair Moment - 2004

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

A New York Fashion Week backstage hair moment.  Love this.  Polly Mellen, the famous former fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Creative Director at Allure, and Edward Tricomi co-owner Warren-Tricomi Salons having a hair moment which also affected the model at the Douglas Hannant NYFW 2004 show.  Are you sure, Mellen seems to be saying?  No one seems sure, except the hairdresser, who  ended up doing a great job, as always. This scene is a testament to confidence, patience, experience and a lot of caring and how it is not easy to do the hair for a fashion show at this level.  This is one of the few photos I have digitalized, so far, from the shows I photographed on film in the early 2000’s. I have a lot  of great photos only on film.
Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Natassja Kinksi and The Serpent – 1981

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NatassJa Kinksi and The Serpent - 1981

Photo: © Richard Avedon

Famous 1981 Vogue photo, actress Natassja Kinski and The Serpent. There isn’t a great hairstyle here but John Sahag had this photo in his portfolio because it was very famous, and still is. It also became a top selling poster. The only accessory, apart from the python wound around her body, was an ivory bracelet, according to Vogue’s Polly Mellen. I think Natassia was very brave, the idea, Avedon’s, and everything about this photo, fantastic, iconic.  For more John Sahag editorials, click here: 

Hair: John Sahag … Editor: Polly Mellen for Vogue … Photo: © Richard Avedon