Can you believe we've reached the ripe (young) age of 10? Yes, a decade ago Grazia launched to a chorus of: 'A weekly glossy? Are you mad? It will never work!' Oh, how those words were eaten. Almost overnight Grazia became a publishing sensation, an agenda and trend-setting eyes, ears and mouthpiece for every upscale woman in the country. We've been the magazine everyone from prime ministers to fashion luminaries has wanted to speak to, and we hope you'll agree that we've delivered the finest and fastest edit of news, fashion and beauty, week in and week out.
So to celebrate our ten years at the top do you think we'd just make do with a glass of Prosecco and a bit of cake? Hell no! We're marking our 10th birthday by launching #Grazia10, a three-week celebration which encompasses an exhibition and series of talks called Ten Talks at London's esteemed Getty Images Gallery. Combining Grazia's unique design with Getty Image's iconic imagery, #Grazia10 takes visitors on an interactive journey through the pages of the magazine and the fastest-paced decade the world has seen. Futureproof your wardrobe, go down fashion memory lane with our wall of It bags and choose your favourite outfit and London designer of the decade. Meanwhile, our Ten Talks will feature panel events and inspirational speakers debating everything from feminism to fashion, relationships to careers. And the best bit? We want you to join us!
A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN TEN YEARS: IN CONVERSATION WITH SAM MCKNIGHT
February 23rd - 6.30pm - 7pm
Legendary hair stylist Sam McKnight opens up his personal archives and talks through a decade of hair. The man Kate Moss trusted to style her locks on her wedding day talks campaigns, catwalks and iconic celebrity cuts, sharing the stories behind the hairstyles.
Starting his career over 30 years ago Sam has remained at the top of his game and is one of the most in demand session stylists today. Longstanding relationships with fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi and Balmain see him setting each season’s definitive trends and inspiring editors the world over. Loved by supermodels, celebrities and fashion insiders alike his modern take on sexy, effortless hair sees him working with everyone from brit girls Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna to Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett. In recent years his penchant for gardening and baking have become just as famous as the hair he creates. Grazia’s Editor At Large Angela Buttolph is host for the evening. Joining Sam and Angela on stage is Grazia’s Beauty & Health Director Liz Hambleton.
Renowned fashion journalist and presenter Angela Buttolph is Grazia’s Editor at Large, writing regularly for the magazine and interviewing high profile names from Karl Lagerfeld to Miranda Kerr. She is also an experienced broadcaster in TV and radio, and author of Kate Moss: Style.
Joining Sam and Angela on stage is Grazia Beauty & Health Director Liz Hambleton, one of Sam’s biggest fans who has been lucky enough to work with him on several occasions. From collaborating with Sam on photo shoots showcasing the latest hair trends to documenting the looks he creates each season backstage at the shows Liz has seen the ‘McKnight effect’ first hand. Heading up the beauty team at Grazia for over four years Liz is an expert in all thing beauty and travels the world to uncover the best new breakthroughs and to work with the finest hair, make-up and photography teams in the business to bring it all to life each week in the magazine.
**Tickets cost £10, with £2 going to Cash For The Kids. Please note tickets for this talk are now SOLD OUT.
Please drop in to the free exhibition or book a place at a TenTalk. The exhibition runs from 23rd February - 14th March and is open to the public Monday Friday (10am-5.30pm), Saturday (12-5.30pm). Please note the gallery is closed when the #Grazia10 talks are on.
**See the current list of other available Tentalks and ticket links below.
**Can't make these? Don't fret! **If you do miss out on tickets to any of the events, you can enjoy #Grazia10 highlights every day right here at Graziadaily.co.uk.