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Gone With The Wind Re-Created

Helen Oppenheim | December 12, 2014 | 10:20 AM
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Carol Dlugos as Scarlett O'Hara, her short hair has long ringlets attached, by Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Carol Dlugos as Scarlett O'Hara at the ball in Akira gown, styled by Arianne Phillips. Hair: Kim Lepine. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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A frill of tiny waves, a drape chignon. Hair by Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Model: Carol Dlugos. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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"Fiddle-De-Dee!" Getting ready for the ball. Model: Alayne, Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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"Frankly, My Dear …" Alayne as Scarlett O'Hara. Hair: Kim Lepine. La Coupe. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Dressed and tressed for the ball. Hair: Kim Lepine. La Coupe. Models: Carol Dlugos and Alayne. Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips. Fashions: Scassi, Cathy Hardwick. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Gold Snood stuffed with false hair, by Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick, Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Curtain ensemble recreated with all the trimmings in green velvet. Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Hat: Andrew Veneto. Model: Alayne. Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Sketches for Tara Collection by Kim Lepine, La Coupe. Produced by #HelenOppenheim
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Full Credits for The Tara Collection, now in full on http://bit.ly/1BivoLz
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On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that classic legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history based on Margaret Mitchell's bestseller book. The Paramount and Stateside Theatres will host a special Anniversary tribute screening ($5-$15) and events for the beloved David O'Selznick movie directed by Victor Fleming starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

Click here for more information.

Collage by helenoppenheim.com with stills from the movie feature Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and the movie set of Tara.

In 1987, I had this brainwave to produce a press release for La Coupe with hairstyles inspired by the movie. It was the biggest production La Coupe ever did. All the great hair seen here was by Kim Lepine, working with Susan Cambell, texture by Rita Starnella. The fantastic fashions were styled by Arianne Phillips, who went on to fame styling Madonna. The Tara Collection was beautifully, exquisitely photographed by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas at the Palace Theatre in Connecticut, where scenes from Hello Dolly were filmed. We had two gorgeous Scarlett O' Haras - Carol Dlugos, a Nothern Belle and Alayne, a Southern Belle. We all left New York at 6 a.m.  arriving back at 3 a.m. after what I hope you will agree was a spectacular shoot featuring ringlets, a snood, the hat made from curtains, the corset scene and, well, take a look. 

Then go to my website and see more photos, sketches, how-to's.

This campaign, was on a theme, with some very subtle touches, some of which can be seen on the collage of movie stills above.  Take a look again, then look at the photos.

CREDITS:

Hair: Kim Lepine,  La Coupe NY/Montreal, 1987
Texture/Color: Rita Starnella
Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair
Makeup: Honey Twigg
Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips
Models: Carol Dlugos/Ford, Alayne/Zoli
Photos: Geoffrey Hargraves Thomas
Concept/Produced by: Helen Oppenheim

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