Indulge in fashionista heaven as the influential works of Isabella Blow arrive at Somerset House.
A bright focal point in the fashion scene, the vibrant life and wardrobe of the late designer Isabella Blow is celebrated in style at this exhibition of her memorable work.
Emerging from the British aristocracy, Isabella’s career spanned three decades, beginning in the early '80s alongside Anna Wintour at US Vogue before returning to Blighty where she shared her creative thoughts with the likes of Tatler and the Sunday Times Style.
Isabella is known for discovering models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant, and for her collaborations with major photographers such as Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Sean Ellis. She has also been credited for launching the careers of big-name designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald.
This exhibition showcases around 100 pieces from her diverse and rich collection, one of the most important in British fashion, now owned by Daphne Guinness. Featuring garments created when she was at the height of her powers (in the days when she rubbed shoulder pads with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy), this era defining exhibition has been inventively staged by leading architectural firm Carmody Groarke.
"Isabella Blow made our world more vivid, trailing colour with every pace she took," said Daphne Guinness.