Alison Garwood Jones

Sitting Pretty

Originally published in July 2007 in The Globe and Mail

The great modernist Vidal Sassoon understood the link between high design and hair. In 1963, he spent £40,000 (today about $827,000) to ensure that the leggy clientele at his Mayfair salon perched on Bauhaus-style leather benches before being called to the master’s chair: a boxy swivel designed by British architects Gordon and Ursula Bowyer. “When […]

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