Sunday, 17 November 2013
Isabella Blow at Somerset House
THE wardrobe of Isabella Blow will go on display at Somerset House this week from November 20 , as part of a new exhibition. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! - in partnership with The Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins - will feature 100 pieces from the style maverick's personal collection.
"The exhibition will be bittersweet," said friend and heiress Daphne Guinness, who bought Blow's wardrobe in its entirety at an auction in June 2010. "Showcasing her clothes is what she would have wanted."
The dedicated showcase is set to feature pieces by Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy - including the headdress that the milliner designed for her wedding, Stylist reports.
Blow is known for having discovered some of fashion's most well-known names, including McQueen (whose entire graduate collection she bought for £5,000), Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. A fashion editor, consultant and muse, she was renowned for her bold, daring and extrovert style.