Vidal Sassoon – the snipper’s snipper is enjoying a bit of spotlight time just now because an absolutely-brills-sounding film; Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (Umm we think they could have spent a bit more time thinking up the title though) has just been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in
Mr Sassoon was one of the key figures of the swinging Sixties in
Vidal Sassoon cutting designer Mary Quant's hair
He’s given an interview where he talks about ‘creating’ the bob – the only style for hipsters in the Sixties. “[Actress] Nancy Kwan came to
He also mentions that he LOVES Anna Wintour’s style; although he’s never met her. “I would love to talk to her about it, but I can't just call and say 'I love the way you're wearing my hair'”.
Her September Issue counterpart, however, is more familiar to Sassoon; “Grace Coddington was my top model in
If all the name dropping talk of fashwan fabulousness isn’t urging you to immediately book some tickets, just remember that no documentary (especially not one about the fashion world) ever gets made without a healthy dose of drama and even the odd tantrum. Vidal’s passionate side is shown clearly in the film. He comments;
“I was crazy, I was driven. In one moment of the movie, talking to the different stylists who worked with me, one young man says '[Vidal] was absolutely crazy, he had so much stamina he could work half the night'. And I liked that. I'm doing my autobiography and the two together have worked so well, bringing back the memory of what actually did happen”.
Cooo-well. We cannot wait to watch the film (And then read the book as well!)