Hair by Sam McKnight

2 Nov 2016 – 12 Mar 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£12.50, concessions £10.00

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Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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A major exhibition celebrating the remarkable career of hair stylist Sam McKnight, responsible for some of fashion’s most iconic images of the past 40 years.


A major exhibition celebrating the remarkable 40-year career of hair stylist Sam KcKnight, from the late 1970s to the current day. An integral part of the fashion industry, Sam has been instrumental in helping to develop the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Princess Diana among many others.

He is one of the first session stylists to have carved out a career solely within fashion, having worked on hundreds of fashion editorial shoots, advertising campaigns and catwalk shows. He has collaborated on over 100 covers for British Vogue alone and worked with most international fashion designers, from Chanel to Vivienne Westwood.

The exhibition unveils the little-known creative process behind the craft of hair styling within fashion and explores the relationships between McKnight and key, long-term collaborators. It looks at hair from a new perspective, the first to contextualise its wider cultural significance of hair and the role of the session stylist within fashion.


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