Can you imagine Honfest without beehive hairdos?
Denise Whiting can’t.
So when the creator of Baltimore’s annual Honfest, a festival that spotlights the fashion and culture of Baltimore during the '60s, learned about the passing Friday of the inventor of the beehive, it struck a chord.
“Oh my God. I would love to have known her,” said Whiting, whose weekend festival took place a day after Heldt died. “I’m so sad I didn’t know about her sooner. We would have certainly honored her at Honfest.”
Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the beehive hairdo in 1960, died at a senior living...