VIDAL SASSOON – THE MOVIE
A fast-paced feature documentary spanning 80 years of revolution in history and culture, Vidal Sassoon The Movie is a true rags to riches tale, tracing Sassoon’s path from a London orphanage to international success and celebrity. Following Michael Gordon, founder of hair care company Bumble and bumble as he sets out to document Vidal’s life in a richly visual book the movie tells the story of how Sassoon revolutionized the world of hair – his pioneering, geometric, Bauhaus-inspired styles and “wash and wear” philosophy quite literally changing the way women looked. The fashion, style and social revolutions of the 1960’s come alive as the design of the book and the film unfold.
Vidal Sassoon the Movie,is, strangely enough is about Vidal Sassoon whom I actually interviewed years ago and is a really interesting guy. He’s Cockney British. His father left when he was very young, and grew up in the streets basically without an education, but a lot of people feel that he changed literally the shape and the face of hair and hairdressers. This was a pretty interesting documentary. You just wish he was a more interesting person or that hair was a slightly more interesting topic, but I’d give it two and a half stars.