May 20, 2010

Isabella Blow’s Style Goes to Auction

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. david_lachappelle

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. IsabellaBlow

“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. Isabella Blow3

The sale, from the Blow estate on behalf of her family, will be held by the auction house in London, South Kensington, on Sept. 15. isabella blow2 

For fashion followers and fans of Philip Treacy, Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, this will be a sale to remember.


  1. How exciting Meg, this will be quite an event!! Divine!

    Art by Karena

  2. Ah, gee.
    I'd love to be there.
    With a boatload of cash.

  3. What a great event. Thank you for sharing! I'm going to get the camera you recommended to me tomorrow. I can't take it one more day.

    Talk soon.


  4. The highly structured black and white check dress/suit is classic and avant-guard and perfect. So many visionaries lost. Thanks for the post.

  5. I loved her so much.
    I would love to have something of hers.
    xox o


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