Gone With The Wind Re-Created – 1987

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gone With The Wind Re-Created - 1986

Photos: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.   In 1987, I had this brainwave to produce a  press release for La Coupe with hairstyles inspired by the movie.  The gorgeous hair for the Tara Collection was by the great Kim Lepine, the fantastic fashions styled by Ariane Phillips, who later styled for Madonna, the exquisite photographs were by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.  We left NY at 6 am and returned from the shoot in Connecticut at 3 am.   Here is the corset scene, and the snood at the ball. For more on this story and more photos go to my new blog on the redesigned Modern Salon, click 

Hair: Kim Lepine La Coupe, New York/Montreal, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Corset: Jean Hoffman/Jana Starr  .. Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick …Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas …   Produced by Helen Oppenheim



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Corset scene "Gone With The Wind" - 1987!

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Inspired by a famous scene in the 1939 movie “Gone With the Wind” here is Scarlett O’Hara, the Southern Belle, getting dressed for the ball in this iconic Tara Collection from La Coupe in 1987.   Kim Lepine  attached ringlets to the mid-parted hair with flattering upswept sides.

The team left New York at 6 am for Connecticut to shoot this Collection (styled by a young but great Arianne Phillips, later Madonna’s famous fashion stylist) and arrived back in New York at 3 am.   Only regret, the nails in this photo are red!  Fiddle-De-Dee!

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Camisole Bloomers: Victoria Falls … Corset: Jean Hoffman-Joanna Starr … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Photo: Geoffey Hargrave Thomas.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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