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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    Fact: Dries Van Noten loves a side parting. Season after season he chooses to have his hair be different variations on a theme – and who can forget the gold leaf foil laced through a side slick last season? This season Sam chose to give the side step more of a Fourties feel in the form of Veronica Lake waves pulled up off one side of the face with an oversized silver barrette and twisted up into a faux-bob. Texture played an important role in creating the look, with Fudge Salt Spray and Oribe Dry Texturising Spray being used to prep hair before it was tonged into a set wave and brushed out for soft retro waves. Easy Dries-y.

    Read the show review from the New York times by Suzy Menkes here
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