Sam McKnight

Celebrated hair stylist Sam McKnight takes us on a fashionable retrospect of the coiffures and culture of the 90s. The ‘hairdresser of all hairdressers’ has styled the likes of Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and notably clipped an iconic look upon the locks of Princess Diana. Here he looks back for whynow’s ‘Decades’ series.

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Jez Nelson (Decades: Episode 03)

Jez Nelson has been a key figure for jazz in the UK, having spent years transmitting it through pirate radio stations before joining the newly licensed Jazz FM in 1989. Along the way he’s spoken to some of the greatest and most eccentric characters in jazz and performance, including Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone and Sun Ra. For 'Decades' he talks us through the years 1982-1992.

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Lemn Sissay (Decades: EPISODE 09)

In 1984, 18-year-old Lemn Sissay left the care system. In the ten years that followed, he published his first book of poems, performed at the Hacienda and tracked down his birth mother in Gambia. He looks back at the decade when, he says, he entered the world as an artist.

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Grayson Perry (Decades: Episode 05)

We met with potter, painter and tapestry maker Grayson Perry in his London studio to hear how his worked changed from 2005-2015. The artist explained his journey from art to television and why he chooses to work with clay and weaving.

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Tracey Emin (Decades: Episode 01)

Tracey Emin needs no introduction. After leaving school with no qualifications at thirteen, Emin went on to become one of the leading figures of Britart. Here she discusses her growth through the 80s and her adoration for art.

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