Fresh from the shows, Sam spent an evening at The Coterie (a members-only club for the hairdressing industry), being interviewed by ex-Vogue Beauty Director and co-founder of shopping concept BeautyMART, in front of a small audience of his peers. In a question-and-answer session with Anna-Marie, Sam talked about Princess Diana, wanting to style the Queen’s hair, Kate Moss’s wedding, his endless amounts of shoots and how Twitter has changed the way the industry works. Sam also demoed three looks he has created for the runways from Chanel Pre-Fall and Couture, as well as Fendi A/W ’13.
Sam McKnight is one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation. His name is synonymous with modern, sexy hair - whether it's in magazines, on the runway or the red carpet.
He's won countless awards but perhaps the biggest accolade is the longstanding creative collaborations he has maintained with some of the best names in the business - Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Mario Testino; Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel, Vivenne Westwood, Balmain and Fendi to name just a few.
In the fleeting world of fashin imagery Sam's permanence is fixed in some of the most iconic images in modern history - Princess Diana's short, slicked back style, Agyness Deyn's bleached blonde crop, Madonna's Bedtime Stories cover, Cate Blanchett getting her Oscar, Tilda Swinton channelling Bowie, both Lady Gaga and her male alter-ego Jo Calderone plus countless covers and editorial stories of Kate Moss and all the supermodels.
The longevity of Sam's carrer career - over 30 years - provides a fantastic back-catalogue of references to bring to his work and it is this and his search for the new that keeps him so in demand.
For more images from the day and excerpts of Sam’s quotes from the night, read more on The Coterie’s website herePage 1 of 11