When you first hear that they’re making a film about Vidal Sassoon, chances are that your reaction will be to laugh. Is it a comedy? Does Zoolander make an appearance? And then you watch the trailer for Vidal Sassoon The Movie and despite the title, it catches your attention. Who knew that an Jewish orphan in London could have such a big impact on not only style but feminism in America. But don’t trust me, see for yourself…
Did anyone else think that Vidal was a French name, not a Jewish name before watching the trailer? My Jewish instincts must be mad at me for working through Hanukkah.
But back to the Film! Not too shabby eh? I mean he didn’t exactly save the Jews from Auschwitz but I love a good story about a man rising up from nothing and not only becoming a huge success but doing important things that change the world. And whether or not you think he’s important, most likely you do know his name, and he has impacted the world around you. One has to wonder, what made him the special one?
Vidal Sassoon the Movie is a true rags-to-riches tale, tracing Sassoon’s path from a London orphanage to international success and celebrity. Producer Michael Gordon, founder of hair care company Bumble and bumble, first set out to document Vidal’s life in a richly visual book about icons in the world of hairdressing. What started as an 80th birthday tribute to Sassoon became a movie when Gordon brought on director Craig Teper. While chronicling the fashion, style and social revolutions of the 1960s, VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE shows how Sassoon revolutionized the world of hair with his pioneering, geometric, Bauhaus-inspired styles and “wash and wear” philosophy, literally changing the way women look and cut their hair today.
What do you think of the film?