Vidal Sassoon Lost Photo – 1979

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

Photo (laser copy) : © Tseng Kwong Chi

Photo (laser copy) : © Tseng Kwong Chi

Memoribilia. This image is from a poor quality laser copy.  It is from the first shoot I did at Vidal Sassoon, in 1979.  The hair featured a short cut and an interesting, exciting rhinestone visor for nights out, created by Avram.  (There were more photos of the hair but the quality of the copies  I  have are too poor to reproduce.)  The photograph was by Tseng Kwong Chi  (1950 – 1990) before he was famous.  I remember we worked on the lighting for about 5 hours before we did a shot!  He went on to become very famous, and still is today, even with a short 10 year career,  published in all the major magazines and his self-portrait series, East Meets West, is in art galleries.   Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Madonna and Grace Jones are just a few of the famous he photographed.  I had worked with him earlier, in Canada, when he has known as Joseph Tseng, but that’s another story … For more on the photographer, click

Hair Accessory: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979 … Makeup: Anita Fontana …
Photo: Tseng Kwong Chi.