Hair: Fashion and Fantasy

Hair: Fashion and Fantasy

  1. Laurent Philippon
  • ISBN 9780500291085
  • 25.00 x 20.00 cm
  • Flexibound with flaps
  • 320pp
  • With 225 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2013

Fashion designers, photographers and stylists love the infinite possibilities of hair

‘A celebration of our crowning glory that will appeal to all fashion addicts … witty and informative’ – Woman & Home
‘By the genius that is Laurent Philippon … an insightful and inspiring read.… A hair reference must have!’ – Creative Head
‘His flair for what’s fresh and a study of hair’s hell-raising history … never falls short of its promise of fashion, fantasy and fun’ – Wallpaper*

It can define a look, embellish an outfit, show status, tribe or culture. Each hairstyle says something about who we are and where we belong.

Hair: Fashion and Fantasy
Daphne Guinness. Hair by Peter Gray. Photo François Nars, 2009

This book celebrates the art of hair: braids, curls, loose hair, mohawks, chignons, coloured hair, wigs, crops. Fabulous images from the greatest names in fashion photography mix with rare archive pictures. It will be a style classic, a bible for anyone 
in the profession, a must-have source of information and ideas, and pure pleasure for fashion addicts everywhere.

There are texts from stars of fashion (Daphne Guinness, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni), photography (David LaChapelle), and hairstyling (Laurent Philippon, Orlando Pita, 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.

Laurent Philippon is an internationally renowned hairstylist and creative consultant for Bumble and bumble. He works with the greatest fashion photographers and behind the scenes at the most important fashion shows around the world.

Includes photographs by
Miles Aldridge, Richard Avedon, Brassaï, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Robert Doisneau, Jean-Paul Goude, George Hoyningen-Huene, William Klein, David LaChapelle, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Duane Michals, Thierry Mugler, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Pierre et Gilles, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Paolo Roversi, Jeanloup Sieff, Sølve Sundsbø and Mario Testino

Contributors
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Daphne Guinness, Yannick d’Is, David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore, Sam McKnight, Kathy Phillips, Orlando Pita, Claudine Romeo, Vidal Sassoon, Shoplifter, Nikki Tucker, Dita von Teese, Patti Wilson, 
Julien d’Ys and Ewa Ziembienska

Also of interest
The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld
Thierry Mugler: Galaxy Glamour
Decorated Skin: A World Survey of Body Art
The Hermès Scarfe
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast