Isabella Blow – Fashion Galore
December 13, 2013
Coinciding with the launch of the new exhibition on Isabella Blow’s life at Somerset house entitled ‘Fashion Galore’, our studio translated two iconic images of the fashion muse into platinum prints. The images were shot by two different New York Fashion photographers, Diego Uchitel and Donald Mcpherson and the prints created for the Isabella Blow Foundation.
Blow was instrumental in launching the careers of many now well known fashion designers and models including Alexander McQueen, Philip Tracey aswell as being the fashion director at Tatler and the Sunday Times. The show is a celebration of her life and achievements and is incredibly stylish. It features photography by Nick Knight, Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle aswell as over 100 pieces from her wardrobe now owned by Daphne Guinness.
It is a must see for those interested in fashion and photography, those who attend will also be able to view some platinum prints of Papua New Guinea our studio created last year for the Guinness family. Working with the foundation was a pleasure aswell as Diego and Donald and look forward to working with them in the future.
Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, is proud to present Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art.
Born into the rarefied world of British aristocracy, Isabella’s thirty year career began in the early 80s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at US Vogue. On her return to London in 1986 she worked at Tatler followed by British Vogue. In 1997 she became the Fashion Director of the Sunday Times Style after which she returned to Tatler as Fashion Director. Driven by a passion for creativity, Isabella is credited for having nurtured and inspired numerous artists and designers.
The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces from her incredibly rich collection, one of the most important private collections of late 20th Century/early 21st Century British fashion design, now owned by Daphne Guinness. This includes garments from the many designer talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald amongst others.
Isabella is also 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, which pushed the boundaries of convention in her increasingly provocative fashion spreads and establishing herself as a legendary figure within the international fashion and contemporary art worlds.
Photos of the show :
For tickets and further information visit Somerset House