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.
Another show, another ponytail. The first one at DSquared2 was sleek, glossy and transported us to the Forties, but this time at iceberg, Sam opted for a side-swept, mussed-up version with attitude. Inspired by the bright pop colours, exaggerated shapes, chunky knits and cool leather trousers in the collection, Sam explained that he wanted to create “minimal, youthful, textured ponies to give the girls a cool air of nonchalance”. Who doesn’t want to be this girl?Read the show review on Vogue.co.uk hereSee more pictures from backstage on Elle.com herePage 1 of 11