Happy July 4 With Vogue – 1926

Posted by on Jul 4, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy July 4 With Vogue - 1926

Vogue Eduardo Garcia Benito

Happy July 4. 2022 to all my Blog Followers with this Eduardo Garcia Benito Art Deco Vogue cover from 1926.



Hot Pink Bobbed Hair on Zandra Rhodes – 2013

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Hot Pink Bobbed Hair on Zandra Rhodes - 2013

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

I’ve always loved British Fashion Designer extraordinaire Zandra Rhodes ( click ) And loved her even more when I saw her pink bobbed hair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Press Preview for the Punk: Chaos to Couture Exhibition in 2013. She is seen here with another favorite of mine, Hamish Bowles, Contributor to Vogue, Collector of Vintage fashions ( click ) and to see my photos from the amazing Met Punk Exhibition click HERE

Photo: Helen Oppenheim



Madly Chic Hair by John Sahag for Vogue – ’80s

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Madly Chic Hair by John Sahag for Vogue – '80s

Photos: © Sheila Metzner. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The lovely Isabella Rossellini with madly chic hair by John Sahag. Styled and colored for high fashion, in very new ways then. From a 6-page editorial in American Vogue on fragrances, sometime in the mid-80s. For more Sahag famous editorials, click HERE

Wigs cut and styled by John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, ’80s … Makeup: Sophie Levy … Photos: Sheila Metzner


Memories. Diana Vreeland Letter – 1983

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Memories. Diana Vreeland Letter – 1983

Letter from Diana Vreeland

Memories. A letter to treasure. Forever. From Diana Vreeland, famous for her years at Harper’s Bazaar, as Editor in Chief at Vogue, the 12 extraordinary exhibitions she consulted on for Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, her wit, her often outrageous quotes and much more.

Diana Vreeland, also a classy lady, sent me this letter in 1983 after I had devoted my whole column, about 8 pages, in Peluquerias Magazine to her 1982 exhibition, La Belle Epoque.  I had researched visuals of the art period from 1890 to 1914 extensively, and asked various hairdressers to send me photos and sketches of updated versions of the hair looks for the era. Peluquerias did us all proud with a great layout design. But I never expected a letter like this from The Great One. What an honor.


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


Peter Gray Speaks – 2014

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Here is WorldGreat Peter Gray speaking for Vogue Beauty and Vogue.com on “How to Get Beach Waves with a hair tutorial and stylist tips for The Monday Makeover.

“Whether or not there’s a summer weekend in St Barth’s ahead, you can still have the tousled, textured waves of an afternoon spent frolicking in the sea and sand,” said Vogue.

For more Peter Gray, click here for Fashion Weeks starting with Fall 2011:
and for his WorldGreat editorial and Hair Art albums, click here:

Hair: Peter Gray … Makeup: Romy Soleimani … Story Editor: Jane Herman Bishop … Model: Anna Ewers … Director: Alexander Seiler … Assistant: Cameraz Lucas Piran


Zandra Rhodes with Hamish Bowles – 2013

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Zandra Rhodes with Hamish Bowles

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

British designer Zandra Rhodes with her signature hot pink hair, now in a classic bob, with Hamish Bowles of Vogue, photographed during the Punk: Chaos to Couture Press Preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Zandra has some of her famous dresses included in the great exhibition.  Check Museums on www.helenoppenheim.com for photos of the must-see exhibition May 9 to August 14, 2013.

Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Punk, Met Museum May 9, 2013

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

Punk, Met Museum May 9,2013 - Johnny Rotten 2006

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Punk: Chaos to Couture, a must-see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, opening May 9 – August 11, 2013.  Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (American version) will be a co-chair at the Gala Benefit, May 6, and the red carpet high fash event will be live-streamed at 7 pm on Moda Operandi, Vogue, Samsung and Met Websites.

Photo here of Johnny Rotten taken at the Met’s Anglo-Mania exhibition in 2006, one of my favorites. I suspect he’ll will be there for the Gala and Press Events, decked out in punk tdf!  For more on the exhibition check out my earlier posts on this Blog – Chic Punk, February 15, and the very last post, Septemeber 15, 2012.