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Isabella Blow

  1. fashion on film
    Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow’s Friendship Is Coming to the Big ScreenThe Ripper is in the works from Maven Pictures.
  2. 4 People Remember Alexander McQueen’s 1996 Dante ShowPhilip Treacy, Susannah Frankel, and more recall the scene at Alexander McQueen’s legendary fall collection. 
  3. fashion galore!
    There Is Now a Majestic Isabella Blow Short FilmSlo-mo couture. 
  4. go hats!
    The Best Hats From the ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ PartyDaphne Guinness, Grace Jones, and Liberty Ross in their finest toppers.
  5. fashion galore!
    Q&A: Nick Knight, on Capturing the Spirit of Isabella BlowThe fashion photographer remembers his late friend.
  6. encounters
    Daphne Guinness on Cheetah Hair and Isabella Blow’s Underappreciation“I’m pretty good at it but I give myself chemical haircuts sometimes, and go, ‘Oh shit.’ “
  7. quotable
    Philip Treacy Calls Out Isabella Blow’s Critics“They mocked her. It was cruel.”
  8. show openings
    Isabella Blow’s Wardrobe Will Finally Be Shown in a Museum ExhibitExpect dramatic hats, shoes, and a lot of McQueen.
  9. tru wuv
    The 50 Best Couples in Fashion’s HistoryMarc and Sofia, Karl and Choupette, Mary-Kate and Ashley — plus 47 other symbiotic unions worth celebrating.
  10. fashion goddesses
    Daphne Guinness’s Clothes Could Fetch $160,000 at AuctionSomething is priced below $500, for all of you bidders.
  11. fashion goddesses
    Daphne Guinness Will Auction Off Her Clothes at Christie’sDon’t worry, just 100 items.
  12. fashion goddesses
    First Look: See Rose Hartman’s Photos of Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, and More From F.I.T.’s Retrospective ExhibitA selection of the photographer’s works will be exhibited at F.I.T.
  13. loose threads
    Jimmy Choo Debuts New Ads; Celine Launches a Capsule Collection of PantsAlso, Valentino seems to be returning to profitability, and Katie Couric interviewed a really creepy hand model.
  14. loose threads
    Gisele Rumored to Be in Balenciaga’s Spring Ad Campaign; the Times Declares Turbans TrendyPlus, Alber Elbaz designed the holiday windows for the Parisian department store Bontemps, which feature puppets.
  15. loose threads
    The Jackson 5 Is Launching Their Own Fashion Label; Siri Tollerød Wore Gold Leaf on Her FaceAlso, Johanna Cox quit her job at ‘Elle’ with a very bitter blog post.
  16. loose threads
    Detmar Blow Has ‘No Interest’ in Other Books About His Wife; Kate Moss Is Reportedly Designing LingeriePlus, even Madonna and Jennifer Lopez haven’t been able to get their hands on Lanvin’s H&M line before November 20.
  17. isabella blow
    Sounds Like the Isabella Blow Biopic Involving John Galliano and Philip Treacy Really Is HappeningA forthcoming Blow biography has been optioned to use as background.
  18. loose threads
    Giorgio Gucci Lost $50,000 Worth of Luggage; Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver Wore the Same Dress on PurposeAlso, Kate Moss actually gave an interview.
  19. isabella blow
    Isabella Blow Memorialized With Manolos, Moss, and Dead MagpiesA taxidermy tribute to the late fashion icon goes on display tomorrow at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
  20. isabella blow
    Isabella Blow’s Husband Wrote a Book About Her Life and DepressionRead an excerpt!
  21. quotables
    In the Battle of Daphne Guinness vs. the ‘Carrion Crows,’ Daphne Guinness WonShe refused to let the vultures tear apart Isabella Blow’s essence.
  22. model tracker
    Another Model Down: Viveka Babajee Commits SuicideWhat’s to blame for the recent spate of model suicides?
  23. loose threads
    Isabella Blow Play Comes to New York; Spanish V DebutsAlso, Paul Smith on why he doesn’t do collaborations.
  24. wardrobe envy
    Daphne Guinness Bought Isabella Blow’s Entire WardrobeSo much for that auction.
  25. isabella blow
    John Galliano Will Play Himself in a Film About Isabella BlowAndré Leon Talley got the gossip at a party.
  26. r.i.p. mcqueen
    Isabella Blow’s McQueen Collection to Be AuctionedShe may have had the best collection of anyone.
  27. r.i.p. mcqueen
    Close Friends Shocked by Alexander McQueen’s SuicideDespite the designer’s emotional struggles, no one saw it coming on February 11.
  28. girl crushes
    Daphne Guinness’s Eat, Pray, Love Would Be More Like Style, Mingle, Make PerfumeAnd that’s a book she (or someone) needs to write.
  29. loose threads
    Bernard Arnault France’s Second Richest; Rihanna for September’s Italian Vogue?Also, Carla Bruni wore Dior and Chanel on Bastille Day.
  30. video look book
    Isabella Blow’s Ex-Roomie Artist Haluk Akakce Wears a Paper JacketCheck it out in our new Video Look Book.
  31. intel
    ‘It Takes a Special Kind of Man to Want to Stick It in the Girl in the Philip Treacy Lobster Hat’We came across a copy of Simon Doonan’s upcoming book, Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You, and even though it’s not coming out until April, we are going to tell you a little bit about it now, because it is kind of awesome. In it, Doonan interviews the insanely fabulous and the fabulously insane — everyone from Dita Von Teese to Malcolm Gladwell — about their unique personal styles. The book is “intended as a wake-up call to the women of America to eschew the contemporary porno-chic trend and inject a little classy eccentricity into their fashion choices,” Doonan wrote in the Observer last summer, and it’s more a rumination on what glamour is than the style manual the title implies, but if you use it as such, you might be lucky enough to end up like Amy Fine Collins, who says her fashion choices cause her to get lots of attention from “homeless, gay, black street people.” How fun is that? Just don’t try and take them with you to the Waverly Inn.
  32. company town
    Anna Wintour Puts Friends Before Fashion. Really.FINANCE • Here come the job cuts: Lehman Brothers will shutter its subprime unit, leaving 1,200 employees out of work. [NYT] • A new study suggests raising taxes on private equity wouldn’t make any difference because Steve Schwarzman and friends would just find new ways to wriggle out of them. After all, taxes are for the little people, right? [Bloomberg] • Alan Greenspan supposedly told his new bosses at Deutsche that he would have lowered rates by now, though he denies it. [WSJ]
  33. company town
    Fashion Industry Turns Out for Isabella Blow’s FuneralFASHION • Fashion luminaries — Sophie Dahl, Alexander McQueen, and André Leon Talley among them — turned out in droves for Isabella Blow’s funeral. [WWD] • Uniqlo is refashioning its temporary Upper West Side location into a kids-only store. [Fashion Week Daily] • Prince is coming out with a new (pronounceable) fragrance: 3121. [Downtown Darling]
  34. company town
    Isabella Blow OverdosedFASHION • The speculation ends: Isabella Blow died of a drug overdose. [BBC] • Despite news that Jil Sander’s sales were up, rumors are swirling that the line may be sold. [Fashion Inc./Portfolio] • Diane von Furstenberg’s new neighbors have welcomed her flagship with open arms. [Downtown Darling]
  35. gossipmonger
    RIP, IsabellaThe death of Isabella Blow by either cancer or suicide dominated conversation at the Costume Institute Gala last night. (We’ve got a Costume Institute slideshow and a tribute to Blow by Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca.) Tom Brokaw won’t return to the anchor’s seat at NBC News despite the network’s slip in the ratings. While out shopping, Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson had difficulty getting into Tom Ford’s new store. The widow of Dr. Robert Atkins is embroiled in a legal battle for her late husband’s $100 million trust. Rosie O’Donnell is angling for the host slot on The Price Is Right. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett upgraded their West Village digs. Dan Abrams broke some cuff links, so he had to use dental floss to fasten plastic clips on his shirt. Like every other actor in New York, Cynthia Nixon will appear on an episode of Law & Order.
  36. obit
    Isabella Blow, ‘Fashion’s Nutty Aunt,’ Is DeadIsabella Blow — editor, character, inspiration — died in London today, and the news came as a sad shock to the fashion community, particularly those who adore that world’s more eccentric side. Blow, 48, was fashion’s nutty aunt: always dressed perfectly in an outrageous hat, couture duds, painfully high stiletto heels; her lips were always fuchsia, scarlet, aubergine, and richly so. She worked formally in a variety of industry jobs, starting as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue and later serving as style editor of London’s Sunday Times and fashion director of Tatler. She served less formally as muse to and champion of some of today’s greatest talents: Alexander McQueen drew inspiration from Blow’s extravagant, jolie laide persona, and Philip Treacy, London’s top milliner, long designed with Blow in mind. Her personal life was famously rocky: She was painfully disinherited from her father’s estate and was open about the difficulties she and her similarly stylish husband, Detmar, faced when trying to conceive. But, above all else, she loved fashion. She’ll be missed for that, for her flair, her wit, her generosity of spirit, her style. —Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca Related: In Memory of Isabella Blow [Fashion Week Daily]