Monday, May 07, 2007

Isabella Blow 1958-2007

I'm not sure why I didn't see anything about this on or any of the other fashion blogs today but style icon Isabella Blow passed away [suddenly] Saturday in England [reports are that it was cancer]. A style maverick known for her eccentric fashion and always, always her crazy millinery collection. I don't recall ever seeing a photo of her without a really wacky hat.

Her last position in fashion was Contributing fashion editor-at-large to Tatler which she worked for many years, she also worked for American and British Vogue in her vast career in editorials, as well, she was instrumental for launching a number of fashion careers Alexander McQueen [pictured here], milliner Philip Treacy as well as models Stella Tennant and the notable Sophie Dahl.

Not the most handsome of women, she did have great style and made up for her lack of view, I would say, with a view of her own.

From The Telegraph UK:
In 2002, the London Design Museum devoted an exhibition to her collection of Treacy hats in conjunction with a book, “When Philip Met Isabella.” One of those hats was called ‘Pheasant” and it was this design which she once said she wanted to be buried in.

ViaThe Telegraph UK

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