Our Transformative project - a running series of interviews with stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers - continues as renowned hairstylist Sam McKnight shares his experiences of working with photographer Irving Penn.
Recalling a couture shoot in Paris with eighties supermodel Katoucha, McKnight explains the process behind creating hairstyles for Penn: 'He was using a particular light where the hair looked great when it was a little bit spiky and a little bit see-through. He always liked something that was very graphic and that was kind of the look of the moment.' McKnight also talks about other collaborations with Penn, describing the iconic image-maker as 'very quiet, very polite, very mannered. Very charming, lovely, but confident, as you would expect. And very old-school, so there was no misbehaving, there was no singing and dancing, there was no music.'