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Find out why Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne adore hair genius Sam McKnight and why Karl Lagerfeld says he is the “best hair stylist in the world.”

Sam McKnight is a professional hair stylist and legend who’s been working in fashion for 40 years. Sam was Princess Diana’s stylst for seven years and he’s styled every supermodel on the planet from Cindy Crawford to Kate Moss, who is also one of his closest friends.

“Sam has been doing this so long, he is a genius. He just flips his finger and the hair looks amazing”, Gigi Hadid told us backstsage at Balmain Spring 2017 collection in Paris.

Sam’s new book “Hair by Sam McKnight’, published by Rizzoli was released this week, it’s a personal visual diary of his remarkable career, “it’s forty years of fashion through hair”.

Sam creates the looks for the biggest fashion runway shows in the world, including Chanel, Fendi, Balmain and DSquared2 and has been working with Karl Lagerfeld for the last decade. We’ve been filming backstage with Sam during that entire time and had the opportunity to produce this mini-documentary film about Sam McKnight for Allure Magazine. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes.

Read more about Sam McKnight’s career, his new book and his advice on how to make it in fashion on Allure.Com.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano, Karen Morrison.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Kendall Jenner takes us backstage at Fendi 90th Anniversary Couture show by Karl Lagerfeld at the legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome.

“It’s an amazing, timeless brand, every piece you see you can tell there is love and care put into it” Kendall said before the show. “I just think the brand is just so amazing, every time I get to work with them and I walk in and see the clothing, the shoes, bags and the accessories I’m always in awe”.

Karl Lagerfeld has been Creative Director for Fendi for over 50 years and explained the historic show at the Trevi Fountain was inspired by Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen “there is a kind of fairytale story because the theme of the collection is “Legends and Fairytales” it’s a feeling and a mood”.

The models walked on a plexiglass catwalk across the water with the famous fountains and pools form the 1960’s film, La Dolce Vita. This was the first fashion show to take place at the Italian landmark.

“In 2012 Fendi restored the Trevi Fountain, and we thought could you imagine if we could do a show here” Silvia Fendi explained backstage before the show, “it’s the best way to celebrate 90 years of stories”.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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On July 7th, 2016 Fendi will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary with a “haute fourrure” Couture show in Rome. Karl Lagerfeld has been Fendi’s Creative Director for over 50 years and in our exclusive interview at his Fall 2012 Fendi fashion show, Karl talks about his love of the iPad and fashion in the digtial age.

The beauty look of Fendi’s Fall 2012 collection has a dark, northern Victorian feel about it. Sam McKnight gave the models small tight braids and makeup artist Peter Philips kept the focus on the eyes with a feathered out white chalky eyeshadow that he feathered out on the eye. Watch our exclusive backstage video at Fendi Fall 2012 with designer Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Fendi and top models Natasha Poly, Magdelena Frackowiak, makeup artist Peter Philips and hair stylist Sam McKnight.

CREDITS: Produced & Directed by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director. Cameraman: Giovanni Sicignano.  A production of MODTV Fashion Video NetworkPhoto Credit: Robert Fairer ©

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TOM FORD is one of our favorite fashion designers on the planet and we have to confess we are obsessed with what ever Tom does.  We can’t stop watching the fashion film he produced for the Tom Ford Spring 2016 Collection featuring Lady Gaga.

It features some of our favorite top models Mica Arga, Lexi Bolling, Kayla Scott, Xaio Wen Ju, Valery Kaufman, Aymeline Valade, Lida Fox, Lucky Blue Smith, Alex Dunstan, David Agbodji and Tarun Nijjer.

Lady Gaga appears and models in the film, a runway video of the collection, which was directed by Nick Knight. In the video, Gaga also sings a cover of I Want Your Love.

“I Want Your Love” produced by Nile Rodgers the track is a Gagalicious cover of the original with the same name performed by Chic, which appeared on their 1978 album, “C’est Chic“.

The film is brilliant and we of course love the beauty look – makeup by Stephane Marais, hair by Sam McKnight.

CREDITS: Designer: Tom Ford | Direction: Nick Knight  | Photographic Direction: Benoît Delhomme
Art Direction: Trey Laird at Laird and Partners | Set Design: Gideon Ponte | Styling: Carine Roitfeld | Choreography: Stephen Galloway

Music: Lady Gaga – “I Want Your Love” (feat. Nile Rodgers), Produced by Rene Arsenault and Billy Mohler for Riot City (weareriotcity.com), mixed by Matty Green

Discover more and shop online at TomFord.com

Go backstage with Karlie Kloss, the 19 year old American beauty who insiders like photographer Mario Testino say is destined to be fashion’s next supermodel. The last year has been extraordinary journey for Karlie Kloss and we captured some of those moments in this exclusive behind the scenes video.

In the last year Karlie graduated from highschool, walked in every top designer fashion show from Dior to Lanvin, appeared in numerous editorials and ad campaigns and was shot for the cover of LIFE Magazine by fashion photographer Gabrielle Revere.  Karlie is the first model to appear on LIFE’s cover in over 20 years, a true honor for this former ballet dancer who grew up in St Louis and is represented by IMG Models.

We followed Karlie behind the scenes at New York, Milan and Paris Spring 2012 fashion week, and caught up with her backstage at  Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to find out what life has been like for this icon in the making.  Watch our exclusive behind the scenes fashion video featuring interviews with Mario Testino, Gabrielle Revere and hair stylist Sam McKnight. 

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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“We’re the Balmain army – we all look like Balmain warriors, strong confident women – don’t mess with us”,  Karlie Kloss explained backstage at Balmain Spring 2015. Get an exclusive look at Balmain, one of the shows at Paris Fashion week with designer Olivier Rousteing, hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Tom Pecheux.  “Simplicity and strength is the modern sexy” explained Sam McKnight, who gave the models slicked back, wet looking tough hair.

Designer Olivier Rousteing has the best casting at Paris Fashion week, all the hottest models of the moment walk in this show from Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Joan Smalls. Watch our award-winning Allure Backstage Spring 2015 video series on Allure.Com.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison. Allure Backstage is a production of MODTV Fashion Network.

 

DSquared2 Spring 2015 backstage with top models Coco Rocha and Daphne Groenveld at Milan Fashion Week.  Dean and Dan Caten’s woman for spring is an arty New York girl.  The makeup look that Mac Cosmetics Gordon Espinet created is “a geeky girl playing dress up”. Espinet piled on the mascara and Sam McKnight gave all the models a sleek ponytail – a perfect compliment to the chic graphic clothes.

As designers Dean and Dan Caten explained backstage before the show “is a nod to our big American push – she’s an arty girl but she’s not overworked or over studied“.

Watch our exclusive DSquared2 Spring 2015 backstage video here now and for stock lists and to shop the collection at DSquared2.Com

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison.  A production of MODTV Fashion Network.

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Head backstage at Fendi Spring 2015 with makeup artist Peter Philips and hairstylist Sam McKnight and find out what top model Georgia May Jagger had to say about the look.  Watch our Allure Backstage Spring 2015 series on Allure.Com.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by: Giovanni Sicignano. Allure Backstage is a production of MODTV Fashion Network.

 

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