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.

SHOWstudio - Sam McKnight Interview

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    L’WREN SCOTT S/S 2014

    After drenching hair in ‘gritty’ texturiser backstage at Mulberry, Sam dashed straight onto the L’Wren Scott show at London’s beautifully minimalist Gagosian gallery. All the hard work had been done in the weeks before, with him and his team carefully preparing jet-black ‘Japanese Geisha-inspired’ wigs for all the models. Cut before the show into super-short bobs, each with a shallow fringe, they worked perfectly with the painterly silk kimonos and obis that featured in the collection. Completing the beauty look were the red stained lips and purple-flushed eyelids, the creation of iconic make-up artist Bobbi Brown, who was in town just for that show. The result? A fashion week masterpiece worthy of such a fitting venue.

    See Harpers Bazaar’s review of the beauty look here

    See the complete collection on Style.com here

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