|Hats by Philip Treacy from the personal collection of Isabella Blow (1958-2007).
Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House.
If we were in London right now we would definitely be going to see Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, opening today at Somerset House. An editor, patron and muse, Isabella Blow was one of the most recognizable and important influencers in the world of British fashion. Perhaps best known for launching the careers of such luminaries as Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, Blow’s career spanned thirty years, during which time she was also a serious collector of fashion and art. This exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins features over one hundred pieces from her personal collection, now owned by her close friend, Daphne Guinness. The exhibition catalog, with newly commissioned photographs of her tremendous assemblage, will be published by Rizzoli in February. We now have our fingers crossed that this no doubt fantastic and inspired show will make its way across the pond in 2014!
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! runs through March 2.