Apr 15, 2014

Hair: Fashion and Fantasy ~ a book

There are some fun image in this new coffee table book Hair: Fashion and Fantasy by Vogue hair stylist Laurent Philippon (Thames & Hudson, October 2013). For me, it's got more surface and style than depth and history, but it sure makes good eye candy!

Photo: Christophe Kutner

“You could rewrite the history of human society with the story of hair,” says author Laurent Philippon. The book looks at hair trends from African tribal fashions to today’s runways and includes texts from contemporary figures Daphne Guinness and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, photographer David LaChapelle, and hairstylists Laurent Philippon, Orlando Pita, and Julien d’Ys, with 
a few offbeat commentaries -- Yannick d’Is on working with Avedon, Veruschka on Ara Gallant, Patti Wilson 
on the Afro, Amanda Lepore on transsexual glamour...

There are celebrations of legendary fashion moments, such as Kate Moss’s first ever photoshoot, together with burlesque heroine Dita von Teese writing on Hollywood glamour, a street-level view of London’s Seventies punk scene, Vidal Sassoon in one of his last interviews, and beauty editor Kathy Phillips on blondes.

 Photo: Richard Burbridge

 Photo of Daphne Guinness by François Nars

Photo: Ben Hassett

 Hair by Antoine.

 Photo of Kristen by Philip Riches

Photo: Ben Hassett

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

 Photo: Marc Segal

Photo: David Marvier, 2011. 


Photo: Herlinde Koelbl, 2007.

1 comment:

Patrcia Uche-Chiemeka said...

David LaChapelle, and hairstylists Laurent Philippon, Orlando Pita, and Julien d’Ys, with 
a few offbeat commentaries -- Yannick d’Is on working with Avedon, Veruschka on Ara Gallant, Patti Wilson 
on the Afro, Amanda Lepore on transsexual glamour... brazilian human hair extensions