Anjelica Huston On Serge Lutens In The 1970’s : Finding Serge And That Haircut

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“In 1971 Bob (Richardson) and I decided to move to Paris. We loved to shoot for Dior with the great makeup artist and perfume designer Serge Lutens, whose extraordinary talent and eye for detail inspired us. Working for the European magazines was liberating in terms of content and expression…

Serge was a legend as a makeup artist and already a mysterious and rare commodity in the beauty industry. He lived in Paris at no fixed address. When French Vogue wanted to book him for a feature, scouts were sent out all over the city to find him. Generally he could be located at his favorite table at the Café de Flore. Serge was a nocturnal animal, with great dark eyes. He wore his jet-black hair straight, in a Dutch-boy haircut, under a John Lennon cap. He didn’t speak a word of English, but it never mattered, because the language between Bob and Serge was aesthetic. It was a great feeling to be the muse between them. At this time, Serge gave me the haircut that became my trademark – full bangs and dead straight, to just below the ears, like the silent-movie star Louise Brooks. It was to change my life as a model.” (Anjelica Huston)

Extract from :  A Story Lately Told by Anjelica Huston.

Featured image : Serge Lutens in front of the Guggenheim Museum, New York from Vanity Fair France.

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