From the International Herald Tribune’s Suzy Menkes:
The passionate collaboration between the fashion icon Isabella Blow and the designer Alexander McQueen will be immortalized in September, when Christie’s puts up for auction an extraordinary wardrobe.
Over 90 McQueen outfits, 50 hats from the milliner Philip Treacy and shoes by Manolo Blahnik will underscore the exceptional eye for style of the late Ms. Blow, who committed suicide in 2007, and the skill of the designer whom she championed from the beginning of his career. He also took his own life earlier this year.
“What we have is unique — it shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game,” said Patricia Frost, director of fashion and textiles at Christie’s in London.
For fashion followers and fans of Philip Treacy, Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, this will be a sale to remember.