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.

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    A shoot in Karl Lagerfeld’s studio in Paris the day after Chanel’s Haute Couture show, is only ever going to be just as magical as the show. And indeed it was, with the proof being the images from the Numero fashion shoot, which was photographed by Karl himself, including the actual forest set from the Grand Palais. Styled by Numero founder and editor-in-chief, Elisabeth Djian, Sam also worked with make-up artist Peter Phillips on uber model Natalia Vodianova and the directive was to make her look just as gorgeous as she was when she walked in the door – just a little bit more enhanced. Sam gave her hair a light run through with tongs, before working in some Batiste dry shampoo for extra texture.

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