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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    There has been much anticipation in the run up to the release of the first edition of ‘CR Fashion Book’, the new magazine by editor Carine Roitfeld. And now it is finally here. From the pre-Raphaelite waved hair on Lara Stone in ‘A Woman’s Life’, to hairstyles on make-believe corpses in ‘Lucho and Juliet’, to gothic peroxide blonde hair on a night shoot in ‘Strike’, Sam worked on three of the amazing editorials in the new edition and tells of his experience:
    “It’s always going to be an interesting shoot when Carine is styling, even more so when it’s for the first issue of her own magazine. She has a presence and energy like no other, and is always encouraging the team to break boundaries. Take, for example, her cinematic collaboration with Tom Ford, ‘Lucho and Juliet’ where the model is dead, or even the ‘Strike’ story shot by esteemed film director Luca Guadagnino, which tells a story in still pictures. The tongue in cheek ‘A Woman’s Life’, by Sebastian Faena is another fashion spread turned into a high drama story. One thing is for sure… It’s never boring.”
    For more information on CR Fashion Book, click here.
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