In the early 1970s, American Motors took a classic and they added denim to it, making it even more of a classic. The result was the AMC Gremlin "Levi" Edition. An economy car upholstered with Levi jeans. The Gremlin Levi is now highly prized by collectors.
The shop [Cinandre on 11 East 57th Street] has imported a young man named Yvan from the Carita salon in Paris to do what he calls a "balayage au cotton." Starting at the nape Yvan lifted out fine strands and applied a lightening paste with a thin brush. Instead of the usual foil wrapping, he tucked pieces of cotton wadding to support the strands in process and keep them from the rest of the hair.
When he was three-quarters through, he had used 1000 feet of cotton stripping and Miss Weston looked as though she were wearing an enormous white wig. [NY Times - Apr 1, 1974]
The Associated Press distributed this picture and accompanying story on June 26, 1970, and it subsequently ran in many U.S. papers. For instance, here it is in the Lawrence Journal-World.
It raised a few eyebrows. One critic noted that its presence in mainstream papers should dispel "any doubt that the times have changed." Although he conceded that Margie Grant's elbow was "discreetly posed."