Thursday, February 3, 2011

THERESE CHARDIN: A LEGENDARY HAIRSTYLIST

Crowd Magazine obviously has close ties with the legendary hairstylist Thérèse Chardin....An exceptionnal contributor who notably styled the hair of our "Iconic Parisian" editorial (direct link to Iconic Parisian editorial).

Thérèse Chardin is one of the most celebrated hair stylist of the 60's and 70's. After working as a model, she opened the salon on the Champs-Elysées in Paris where she welcomed stars and royalties such as Grace Kelly.
She also styled hair for fashion shows with her team, and worked for Vogue, Elle, Marie-Claire...with top photographers such as Guy Bourdin, Sacha, Helmut Newton, Bob Richardson, etc. L'Oréal ran commercials using her name before using actresses. All of this brought her a lot of attention, which she used to launch a wig, an accessory, and a jewelry line, all sold on the Champs-Elysées and at the french department store LE PRINTEMPS where she had a corner. One day she got tired and decided to close her salon and all of her other activities to continue her Art studies and dedicate herself to painting. She started working again in the late 80's in New York with her best friend (and legendary french fashion editor) Melka Tréanton. 

Here are a few article scans:

Photo of Thérèse Chardin published in an Italian magazine during the 70s
Thérèse Chardin now (Photo by Pierre-Alban HF)

"Princess Grace of Monaco comes to see her everytime she's in Paris"











































Her work is celebrated in the following books:































































Sacha's book is a must have for any fan of fashion and photography



Also check out this short video, at 3:08
video