Sam McKnight has influenced the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Princess Diana.
Hair at Somerset House is a major exhibition celebrating McKnight’s remarkable forty year career, from his start in the late 1970s to the present day. He remains one of the original session stylists to have carved out an exclusive fashion career, working on hundreds of fashion editorial shoots (he’s shot over 100 covers for British Vogue alone, and the list goes on), advertising campaigns and runway shows. Throughout his career, Sam McKnight has worked with most international fashion designers from Chanel to Vivienne Westwood.
Explore photography, magazines, catwalk and behind-the-scenes footage, private photographs and full outfits, as well as commissioned wigs & hairpieces.
The exhibition will serve to share the little-known creative process behind the hair styling within the fashion industry and explore the key relationships between McKnight and his long-term collaborators; photographers such as Nick Knight and Patrick Demarchelier, models including Kate Moss, Stella Tennant and Christy Turlington, stylist Lucinda Chambers, and designer Karl Lagerfeld.
LATES: Somerset House X THE OUTNET
For the first time, Somerset House will open late on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights until 8pm with a ‘LATES’ programme. A full programme of tours, talks, screenings, workshops and demonstrations will be announced shortly. For more information head to the Somerset House website.
Somerset House presents Hair by Sam McKnight from 2 November 2016 – 12 March 2017.