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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  • MOSCHINO S/S 2014

    With a collection themed ‘Fashion Victims’, it was clear from the offset that the Spring/Summer ’14 show for Moschino, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Italian fashion house, was always going to be a fashion spectacular. With iconic women walking the catwalk such as Erin O’Connor, Pat Cleveland, and Alek Wek, Sam was creating two distinct hair looks backstage. The first, the “Good Girls”, featuring two angelic plaits wrapped around the head. Then there were the “Bad Girls”, who, as the name might suggest, sported a harder, more graphic look with a slicked down bun and a low side parting. Make-up artist Tom Pecheux painted models’ faces accordinlgy depending on which ‘girl’ they were: ethereal complexions for the good, and devlish eyeliner for the bad. Which girl are you?

    See Stylist’s backstage report on the beauty look here.

    See the whole catwalk show on Style.com here.

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