Somerset House will over the next few months play host to the amazing wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow. In partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Isabella Blow Foundation, Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! celebrates her extraordinary life and wardrobe.
Spanning over her 30 year career, which started as Anna Wintour’s assistant where she then went on to become Fashion Director at Tatler, the massive exhibition is divided in to six parts; Isabella’s background, Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, Countryside, Isabella’s Outfits and Style, Isabella at Work/ Head & Feet and concluding with her legacy.
The exhibition celebrates her contribution to the industry, which included collaborations with photographers such as LaChapelle and Steven Miesel, she also discovered a host of British talent from designers such as McQueen and Hussein Chalayan and models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. Also showing at the exhibition, La Dame Bleue a film by Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy created in memory of Isabella after her premature death. The collection was almost sold at a Christie’s auction but avoided that fate thanks to her close friend Daphne Guinness who instead decided to use it to celebrate her life in a stunning visual and emotional biography.
The exhibition runs till March 2nd at Somerset House.