Vidal Sassoon: The Movie
Last week I was invited to a press preview of VIDAL SASSOON: THE MOVIEand what a cinematic treat it was. Sassoon himself tells the poignant story of his journey from a London orphanage to celebrity superstardom in LA with the help of an anecdote or two from the likes of Grace Coddington, Mary Quant, Christiaan and Guido Palau. My favourite quote came from Mary Quant: “You cut hair how we cut cloth, you cut it on the cross.”The film itself is beautifully shot (by director Craig Teper) and designed (by Steve Hiett) and the archive footage is priceless – watch out for some of the 1970s ads and the scene where Sassoon cuts Mia Farrow’s hair live on the set of Rosemary’s Baby. It’s also very human and Sassoon’s charm and passion come across in spades as does his personal style (I noticed he has a bit of a scarf thing going on). VIDAL SASSOON: THE MOVIE will be released in the UK mid-May but you can see the trailer below. Catch it if you can…
30 January, 2011 @ 3:58 pm
I saw this last year at the Tribeca Film Festival and thought it was just fab. He was so inspiring, especially all of the energy and excitement for life that he continues to have in his 80s.
30 January, 2011 @ 4:35 pm
I wish I could see this film. It's interesting, considering that I have such a personal – no pun intended – attachment to my hair.