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Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
This fall the fashion icon's wardrobe will be displayed at London's Somerset House

 

The Isabella Blow Foundation have recently organized a exhibit in London featuring Isabella Blow's iconic wardrobe pieces. The clothing will go on display at Somerset House in London set to debut sometime in November 2013 and extend through March. The show will be called Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! and will be showcasing over 100 pieces from her collection of fashion including her epic hats and infamous footwear. The museum will be curated by Alistair O'Neil and Shonagh Marshal and designed by the architectural firm Carmody Groark. Handling the installations and set design will be Shona Heath

The show will be correlated by theme and will highlight her relationships with former fashion students. She has been credited with discovering names such as Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy

For those who are unsure of the name, Isabella Blow is an iconic female in fashion who recently ended her own life in 2007. While Blow was first hired as the assistant to Anna Wintour, Vogue's Editor-in-Chief, she befriended people like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Eventually Blow went on to work with Sunday Times Style magazine and become the become the Fashion Director of Tatler (a British magazine). 

With all of this success in her career, Isabella battled a serious case of depression and cancer among many other intense life conditions. In 2007, she committed suicide and had people such as Anna Wintour and Geordie Greig speak at her funeral. Daphne Guinness, one of Isabella Blow's longtime friends, purchased Blow's wardrobe after her death. Guinness is also responsible for being the founder of the Isabella Blow Foundation. Recently in an interview with Women's Day Daily Guinness stated  that "the exhibition is, to [her], a bittersweet event...Isabella made our world more vivid, trailing color with every pace she took…I do believe that in choosing to exhibit them we've done the right thing—and that it is what she would have wanted. I am doing this in memory of a dear friend, in the hope that her legacy may continue to aid and inspire generations of designers to come."