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True Tales of Luxury — Season Four

True Tales of Luxury — Season Four

Season 4 is a feast of creative pleasures, from fashion and hairstyling to poetry and back again, our host, Mariella Frostrup, is joined by guests including Sam McKnight, Jenny Packham and Vineet Bhatia.

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Episode Two: Greta Bellamacina

Something of an artistic polymath at the age of 28, poet, actress and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina is Harrods’ first poet-in-residence. In episode two, Mariella meets the woman of many talents.

True Tales of Luxury Greta Bellamacina

"I think poetry and all good art should be for the people – it shouldn’t be reserved in dusty old books and art galleries."

Popularising poetry for a new generation, 28-year-old Greta Bellamacina is our first poet-in-residence here at Harrods. At the age of 23, she was shortlisted as Young Poet Laureate, before going on to edit three internationally-loved books including Smear, a powerful feminist anthology for young women. Not to be confined to pen and paper, Bellamacina first dipped her toe into the world of cinema on the set of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and has since co-written, directed and starred in an award-nominated new film Hurt By Paradise.

Episode One: Sam McKnight

Since his very first Vogue cover in 1977, hair stylist Sam McKnight has been behind some of the most iconic fashion shoots of all time. Here, he tells Mariella how he found himself in the vanguard of the most glamorous industry in the world.

True Tales of Luxury Sam McKnight

"I wanted to be part of that world — it looked so luxurious and glamorous, a kind of world I had never seen before."

"Hair is transformative", so says Sam McKnight. Captivated by the pages of glossy magazines as a teen, the now-lauded hair stylist moved to London from the small mining town of New Cumnock to find himself landing a job in the capital's most illustrious hair salon and styling Vogue shoots by 1977. After four decades of iconic covers, catwalk shows and celebrity clientele (he was personal hair stylist to Princess Diana for seven years), he marked his star-studded career with the launch of an eponymous line of hair products in 2017.

 Discover Hair by Sam McKnight in the Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor.

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