YSL Heart Coat Valentine’s Day – 2005

Posted by on Feb 14, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

YSL Heart Coat Valentine's Day - 2005

Photos: Helen Oppenheim   Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my Blog Followers.  The Yves Saint Laurent Heart Coat by Heidi Slimane for Autumn/Winter 2005-6 was photographed along with the wonderful heart heads (20016-17) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Camp: Notes on Fashion” Exhibition for 2019.  To see more from this  exhibition, CLICK HERE

Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Witty Helmut Newton – 1973

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Helmut Newton

Photo: © Helmut Newton

One of the witty photos Helmut Newton photographed in 1973 for the one and only late-lamented British Magazine, Nova, the magazine that inspired me for decades. I wrote the press release and bio for his great 1984 book, “World Without Men” and this is one of the photos I had to caption. (He writes about many of his photos in his book, and some of what he says I quote under some of the photos.)   For more on Helmut Newton, click here:

Left: Yves Saint Laurent … Right: Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé … Photo: © Helmut Newton


15 Soft Cubism – Inspiration

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Soft Cubism | 0 comments

15 Soft Cubism 1979- WWD/YSL

Soft Cubsim 1979 – Inspiration

This 1979 Yves Saint Laurent sketch in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) from his latest collection  Vidal Sassoon’s Soft Cubism campaign in 1979.  The YSL collection was a huge success I thought it an ideal idea to translate into our first campaign for Vidal Sassoon USA.