Haute Coiffure: Somerset House honours Sam McKnight


Sam McKnight is one of the most respected hair stylists of his generation and Somerset House is now honouring his contribution to fashion with an exhibition running until 12 March 2017.

His creative collaborations with some of the best names in the fashion industry – Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Fendi to name just a few are explored in this exhibition which celebrates the stylist’s 40-year career.

Tilda Swinton channelling David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust role, Princess Diana’s fresh short, slicked back style, Cate Blanchett receiving her Oscar, the never-ending Kate Moss covers are all images that have become iconic thanks to the work of McNight in advertising campaigns and catwalk shows.

Image: Tilda Swinton, Vogue Italia, February 2003, Craig McDean, Courtesy Art+Commerce.