Thursday, April 4, 2013

FEMME FATALE BEAUTY 1952




"Somewhere, every moment of the day, a woman is sitting under a dryer, though seldom such a one as this, which Antoine has designed for his Paris salon.  He will soon import it to America - swift, cool (within reason), silent, and an enemy to claustrophobia.  This is a new wrinkle on the French idea that drying hair can be pleasant, an idea you can see in the Midi, where women sit out in the sun on the pavement, or at Guillaume's where they have their pick of window or balcony seats.  

There's the germ of a more basic idea here - that the ways to achieve beauty can be agreeable, and not rigid."

Where Beauty Begins
Harper's Bazaar 1952
Photography: Richard Avedon

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