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EP 77: Beauty in Fashion Series Part 5: Sam McKnight

Elevated Grapes Talk Show - Fashion Chats

Celebrated session hair stylist, Sam McKnight, is the hairdresser's hairdresser. He boasts a legendary career spanning over four decades encompassing catwalk, editorial and advertising campaigns for fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Burberry and Tom Ford. A regular contributor to both British and international Vogues, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, i-D and Love, he has over 100 covers to his name from British Vogue alone. McKnight is also a Contributing Beauty Editor at British Vogue. McKnight has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino and Nick Knight. A long-time stylist for the late Princess Diana, McKnight was the creative behind her iconic short, slicked back hairstyle in the now-famous 1990 Demarchelier shoot for British Vogue, a partnership that led to him becoming her personal hair stylist for seven years.Hosted by: @mrsethee and @rashistyles🍇🍇Video & Editing: @kalerrgangInstagram: @elevatedgrapesYou can catch The Elevated Grapes Talks Show: Fashion Chats, every Saturday at 10 am PST| 1 PM EST, on Rukus Avenue Radio Channel, on the Dash Radio App or dashradio.com @rukusavenueradio @dashradio 🙌🏼Replays will be available every Tuesday Following, on all your favorite streaming sites and youtube (links in our bio). Take a listen to all our past Guests such as Jeanne Beker, Holt Renfrew and many more today!*All songs are used for background promotional use only*

50mins

7 Jul 2021

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Episode 4: Sam McKnight

British Beauty Council - Career Insights

This episode of our Career Insights podcast sees our President of Education Pillar, Elizabeth Barnett Lawton, in conversation with legendary session hairstylist Sam McKnight, whose career has spanned five decades and whose work has graced over 200 Vogue covers. Sam talks about being one of the first in the business to do session work and paving the way for future generations to work on shoots and shows. Sam also discusses the importance of networking, collaborations, and teamwork in a session environment working with busy styling teams and so much more! With such vast experience it’s impossible not to pick up some great tips for starting a career in session styling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

2 Apr 2021

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Hear Me, See Me. Podcast. Hairdressing Icon, Sam McKnight.

Hear Me, See Me.

Hear Me, See Me. Podcast. Hairdressing Icon, Sam McKnight.This episode was an absolute joy for me as it is one of my absolute hair heroes, Sam McKnight.Celebrated session hair stylist, Sam McKnight, is the hairdresser's hairdresser. He boasts a legendary career spanning over four decades encompassing catwalk, editorial and advertising campaigns for fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Burberry and Tom Ford. A regular contributor to both British and international Vogues, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, i-D and Love, he has over 100 covers to his name from British Vogue alone. McKnight is also a Contributing Beauty Editor at British Vogue. McKnight has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino and Nick Knight. A long-time stylist for the late Princess Diana, McKnight was the creative behind her iconic short, slicked back hairstyle in the now-famous 1990 Demarchelier shoot for British Vogue, a partnership that led to him becoming her personal hair stylist for seven years.One of the original session stylists, McKnight initially trained as a teacher before working as an assistant at a local hairdresser in his native Scotland. Moving to London in the early 1970’s, McKnight secured a position at Molton Brown, which at the time was a leading hair salon in London’s South Molton Street. He worked on projects for London-based magazines 19 and Honey before landing his first editorial shoot with British Vogue in 1977. While working in London, he was introduced to stylists Liz Tilberis (later editor of British Vogue and Harpers Bazaar US) and Lucinda Chambers (British Vogue), who were instrumental in hiring him for high-profile editorial shoots.McKnight has been bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award at both the Scottish Fashion Awards and Creative Head Awards 2015. He is hugely respected within the hairdressing community and is often cited as a source of inspiration or named as ‘the hairstylist I would most like to work with’ by his peers.On November 2nd 2016, Somerset House launched Hair by Sam McKnight, a major exhibition celebrating McKnight’s impressive career. Never before has an exhibition of this kind taken place, looking at hair from a new perspective and celebrating the significant role of session hair styling in both fashion and culture throughout the decades.In tandem, McKnight also released his first book: Hair by Sam McKnight (Rizzoli), a hardback anthology of his magazine covers, editorial shoots and personal insights into working at the heart of the fashion industry.June 2017 saw McKnight launch a brand: Hair by Sam McKnight, in Liberty of London, injecting fashion, glamour and ease into haircare and styling. The collection is the culmination of McKnight’s knowledge and experience in the industry, giving women the tools and confidence to style their hair themselves.PhotographersAlasdair McLellan, Andrea Spotorno, Angelo Pennetta, Arthur Elgort, Ben Hassett, Bruce Weber, Carter Smith, Charlotte Wales, Clara Giaminardi, Corinne Day, Craig McDean, David Bailey, David Sims, David Slijper, Derek Kettela, Elaine Constantine, Ellen Von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Erik Torstensson, Glen Luchford, Hedi Slimane, Inez and Vinoodh, Irving Penn, Javier Vallhonrat, Johnny Dufort, Juergen Teller, Jem Mitchell, Josh Olins, Karl Lagerfeld, Lachlan Bailey, Liz Collins, Marcus Ohlsson, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Mikael Jansson, Mikael Schulz, Miles Aldridge, Morelli Brothers, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Jem Mitchell, Josh Shinner, Juergen Teller, Nadine Ijewere, Nick Knight, Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Paul Wetherell, Peter Lindbergh, Phil Poynter, Regan Cameron, Robin Derrick, Richard Avedon, Richard Burbridge, Sean Ellis, Sharif Hamza, Simon Emmett, Sølve Sundsbø, Terry Richardson, Tim Walker, Tom Ford, Tom Munro, Vincent Peters, Willy Vanderperre, Viviane SassenEditorialAnother, Another Man, Chaos, CR Fashion Book, Dazed, Elle, Evening Standard, Garage, Glamour (UK,US), GQ, Harper’s Bazaar (UK,US), i-D, Interview, Love, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, Numero, Ponystep, POP, Porter, Showstudio.com, The Edit, Vanity Fair, V Magazine, V Man, Visionaire, Vogue (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, British, US), W MagazineAdvertising / PRAlberta Ferretti, Angelo Marani, Aquascutum, BaByliss, Barrie Knitwear, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Brioni, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Clinique, David Morris, Dior Homme, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Estée Lauder, Etro, Equipment, Fendi, Gap, GHD, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, Huawei Watches, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jimmy Choo, Jo Malone, Joop, Joseph, Just Cavalli, Kurt Geiger, Lancôme, Liu-Jo, Louis Vuitton, L'Oréal, Mac Cosmetics, Mango, Marni, Massimo Dutti, Max Factor, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Mulberry, Nina Ricci, Patrick Cox, Philosophy, Pirelli, Pantene, Pollini, Ralph Lauren, Reserved, Revlon, Rimmel, Roberto Cavalli, RMK Cosmetics, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shiseido, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Stuart Weitzman, Swarovski, Tods, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop, Ungaro, Uniqlo, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Z ZegnaCelebritiesAlexa Chung, Alicia Vikander, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Audrey Tautou, Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Carey Mulligan, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Cate Blanchett, Cindy Crawford, Claire Foy, Clara Paget, Claudia Schiffer, Cora Corre, Diana Princess of Wales, Diane Kruger, Drew Barrymore, Ellie Bamber, Élodie Bouchez, Emilia Clarke, Emma Corrin, Emma Watson, Eva Green, Evan Rachel Wood, Florence Welch, Georgia May Jagger, Geraldine Chaplin, Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bündchen, Hailey Baldwin, Helena Bonham Carter, Helena Christensen, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Kendall Jenner, Keira Knightley, Kim Basinger, Kim Kardashian West, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kaia Gerber, Kylie Minogue, Laetitia Casta, Lady Gaga, Lara Stone, Lauren Bacall, Léa Seydoux, Lennon Gallagher, Lily Cole, Lily Collins, Lily Donaldson, Lily-Rose Depp, Linda Evangelista, Liv Tyler, Lou Doillon, Madonna, Maggie Cheung, Marion Cotillard, Margot Robbie, Marine Vacth, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Michelle Williams, Milla Jovovich, Monica Bellucci, Naomi Campbell, Naomi Scott, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams, Rafferty Law, Riley Keough, Rita Ora, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Stone, Sienna Miller, Suki Waterhouse, Taylor Swift, Tilda Swinton, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Paradis, Winnie HarlowFashion ShowsAlberta Ferretti, Alexandre Vauthier, Anna Molinari, Antonio Berardi, Anya Hindmarch, Ashish, Asprey, Aquascutum, Bally, Balmain, Blugirl, Blumarine, Brioni, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloé, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, DSquared2, Emporio Armani, Etro, Fendi, Gareth Pugh, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Halpern, Iceberg, Isabel Marant, Jasper Conran, Jill Stuart, Julien Macdonald, Krizia, La Perla, Lancetti, Margaret Howell, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson, Max Mara, Micheal Halpern, Miu Miu, Monot, Moschino, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Mulberry, Nicholas Kirkwood, Nicole Farhi, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Philosophy, Ports 1961, Prada, Pringle, Ralph Lauren, Ralph & Russo, Roberto Cavalli, Roland Mouret, Ryan Lo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sportmax, Thierry Mugler, Tom Ford, Topshop, Trussardi, Ungaro, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, 16ArlingtonBio : http://www.premierhairandmakeup.com/hair/1-sam-mcknight/bio/Haircuts4Homeless : https://www.haircuts4homeless.com/Produced by : https://svnty6production.com/Artwork by : https://www.dvsyart.com/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/hear-me-see-me. 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55mins

3 Feb 2021

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3: Sam McKnight

The Root of It

On Episode 3 of Series 3 'The Editor Asks' we have the session stylist Sam McKnight, a name known by almost every single creative being across the world! Having started out in window cleaning, Sam, quite by chance, took a job at his local hair salon and that was it - hairdressing became his unexpected calling. Later, moving to London, he set about making a name for himself. Shooting his first British Vogue cover at just 22 years old, Sam has since gone on to have a hugely successful career spanning more than four decades. He has worked all over the world with supermodels, major fashion houses and style icons such as Diana, Princess of Wales. This man is, quite literally, a living legend.

49mins

29 Nov 2020

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Sam McKnight

Beauty Full Lives

‘These days everyone wants to put cameras everywhere. I refuse to have them in the dressing room, because that is sacrosanct. Those are the two hours where the person in the chair becomes the person that’s going to be in front of the camera that day. Sometimes that’s themselves, sometimes it’s somebody very different. It’s not just about the physical act of doing the hair and the make-up, it’s the psychological act of becoming.’ I’m joined by the legendary hair stylist Sam McKnight. Sam’s career has taken him all over the world and seen him work with every noteworthy publication, transforming the most high profile people going, including Princess Diana, with whom Sam worked for 7 years, during which time he famously created that iconic shorter, slicked back ‘do.In this episode, we talk about his journey from cleaning windows as a boy to being the most in demand hairdresser in the business, his enduring love of gardening (including how the scents of said garden have influenced his Hair by Sam McKnightrange), and how his job is as much about being a grounding confidante as it is about doing the hair itself.Beauty Full Lives is hosted by Madeleine Spencer, produced by Charlie Jones, and with artwork by Sung Lee.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

23 Apr 2020

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Special Edition: Sam McKnight on Why Fashion Is the ‘Eternal Optimist’

The Business of Fashion Podcast

In the latest special edition of the BoF Podcast, celebrated hair stylist Sam McKnight talks to BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks about the future of hairstyling and the fashion industry beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

34mins

10 Apr 2020

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Backstage With Sam McKnight

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave

At the spring/summer 20/20 ready-to-wear shows, the hairstyles Sam McKnight created were recognized as conclusive trends. These included neon feather bangs beautifying Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix’s epic collaboration, the striking center part defining Virginie Viard’s Chanel debut and the slicked back tresses seen at Mary Katrantzou’s Athenian extravaganza. This is an abridged version of Bronwyn Cosgrave’s conversation with Sam McKnight which Japanese Vogue described as “a definitive profile of a master at work.”

29mins

8 Nov 2019

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1: Sam McKnight

True Tales of Luxury

Since his very first Vogue cover in 1977, hair stylist Sam McKnight has been behind some of the most iconic fashion shoots of all time. Here, he tells Mariella how he found himself in the vanguard of the most glamorous industry in the world.  "I wanted to be part of that world — it looked so luxurious and glamorous, a kind of world I had never seen before."   "Hair is transformative", so says Sam McKnight. Captivated by the pages of glossy magazines as a teen, the now-lauded hair stylist moved to London from the small mining town of New Cumnock to find himself landing a job in the capital's most illustrious hair salon and styling Vogue shoots by 1977. After four decades of iconic covers, catwalk shows and celebrity clientele (he was personal hair stylist to Princess Diana for seven years), he marked his star-studded career with the launch of an eponymous line of hair products in 2017.

33mins

5 Sep 2019

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Sam McKnight's Magic Touch

Long Story Short with Bobbi Brown

Sam McKnight, is the hairdresser of all hairdressers. Sam’s legendary career spans over four decades and he has worked on everything including, fashion week catwalks, fashion magazine covers and has been hired by luxury fashion brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Burberry and Tom Ford. Sam is also a regular contributor to both British and international Vogues, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, i-D and Love, he has over 100 covers to his name from British Vogue alone. If that's not enough, he was behind Princess Diana's iconic short, slicked back hairstyle in the famous 1990 shoot for British Vogue and later worked as her personal hair stylist for seven years.In this conversation, Sam talks to Bobbi about how he began his journey as a male hair dresser, and how being positive is a key component of success. Sam also has a line of hair products for purchase in the UK, Hair By Sam.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41mins

29 Apr 2019

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Sam McKnight - "Glamour is an illusion," says Chanel's hairstylist.

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave

Fashion hairstylist Sam McKnight has worked on Chanel’s blockbuster runway shows for a decade. Hear him discuss the artistry he conjures for this venerable fashion house and also the intricacy of the styling process which he masterminds for the world’s most beautiful women like Kate Moss. Over his four-decade career, McKnight has racked up 100 British Vogue covers and on A Different Tweed he also explains why the magazine’s editor, Edward Enninful, appointed him to be one of his contributing editors. McKnight also ponders if Instagram has replaced fashion magazine covers as fashion’s position of power, why he “adored” Diana, Princess of Wales and how his London garden is his “oasis.” McKnight is A Different Tweed’s ultimate guest. Firstly, he hails from tweed’s homeland, Scotland, and while he recalls that his grandparents lived in tweed suits he also recounts how for Chanel’s legendary Fall 2014 show – which was staged amidst a fantastical supermarket backdrop - his team spent days ripping to shreds Chanel couture tweed from which they produced “massive ponytails.” One of Sam’s team members, hairstylist Helen Reavy, who worked on Chanel’s supermarket show during the five-and-a-half years she assisted him - also joins us on A Different Tweed to celebrate the technical virtuosity of Sam McKnight. About A Different Tweed A Different Tweed is fashion’s equivalent to Inside The Actors Studio. So while this podcast champions the craft of fashion and luxury through dynamic, informed and entertaining storytelling, the tone is intimate as the industry’s leading professionals reveal the creative process, challenges and personal journeys which have been integral to their artistry. Hosts Bronwyn Cosgrave and Mosha Lundström Halbert are globetrotting fashion journalists, broadcasters and friends. A Different Tweed is, in many ways, an extension of their camaraderie and actions their belief that the podcast is an ideal medium to explore fashion change through entertaining, informed storytelling. A Different Tweed comes to listeners from an array of destinations because today fashion is a global operation which is thriving beyond its traditional capitals. Fashion professionals are also nomadic and capturing them at work on the go - or in their professional domain - enhances the experience of tuning in. Upcoming guests include Batsheva Hay, Elizabeth Saltzman, Cora Sheibani and Vicki Sarge. For appearance, press and sponsorship enquiries, please email: info@adifferenttweed.com For more information about A Different Tweed visit: www.adifferenttweed.com

37mins

16 Apr 2019

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