She was the first woman to recognize the talent of Alexander McQueen, the beauty of Sophie Dahl and the genius of Philip Treacy. She was never seen without an accessory from Philip Treacy hats or Manolo Blahnik heels. Her wardrobe was envied by many and photographed daily.
Isabella Blow was not only a fashion icon she was a fashion staple. She took risks with her appearance that only the bravest could manage. Her life was glamourous until the bitter end when she committed suicide in May 2007 by drinking weedkiller. Her death was a tragic loss for all who knew the legendary beauty.
Three years later we have an announcement that Christie’s South Kensington Auction House, in London, will be auctioning off her fashionable collection of clothing and accessories which will include “over 90 McQueen outfits, 50 hats from the milliner Philip Treacy and shoes by Manolo Blahnik”. The sale will take place on the 15th of September 2010. This is a catalogue that will no doubt become a collector’s items in the future. If you are in London this is a must attend event!It’s no coincidence then that this auction will be held during London’s September Fashion Week!