Continuing with my interest in classic American beauty, I’ve been looking at lots of pictures of Jerry Hall recently. I just love how she transformed her girl next door looks into total high fashion glamour. For her, it has always been and will always be all about the hair and make-up. The way I see it, this worked for her because she never went too far out there with the clothes. One of my favorite 70’s looks is a woman in jeans and a t-shirt with big hair and glossy makeup. Jerry Hall took part in defining that iconic look and then stuck with it through subsequent decades. She had a brief, more decorative period in the 80’s (didn’t everyone?) which was genius in its own way, and I will share that with you in a future post.
But for now I want to start at the very beginning of Jerry’s career, when she met legendary illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez. He was WAY into big hair and lots of make up, and you can see his influence in the creation of her trademark look. But no signature style was developed in a day, and it’s obvious that they experimented and played around with different ideas before she found the style that would define her. I love these collages because a) I love almost any photo collage and b) because they show the evolution of Jerry Hall’s look from the very beginning to the heyday of her career.