Vivienne Westwood by Tim Walker | Vogue, October 2009

Vivienne Westwood, is an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.Photo by Tim Walker

Isabella Blow

The "Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!" exhibition showcases over a hundred clothes from her collection, including pieces by Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, and Julien Macdonald.

ISABELLA BLOW wearing a gorgeous corset and horn hat

Isabella Blow, Fashion icon credited with discovering Alexander McQueen and muse of hat designer Philip Treacy.

Really? A lobster? My guess is she's either really drunk, on drugs, or in a weird, high end  fashion show.  Philip Treacy (worn by Isabella Blow)

ratsoff: “ Isabella “Issy” Blow in Philip Treacy Lobster Hat The late Issy Blow, famed English magazine editor, style icon, and muse of hat designer Phillip Treacy.

isabella blow { by steven meisel }

PHILIP TREACY Isabella Blow in Horsehair Helmet with Swarovski crystal button, 1995 Photographer: Steven Meisel

Isabella Blow hat

Glamorous Eccentric: Isabella Blow

“Fashion is a vampiric thing, it’s the hoover on your brain. That’s why I wear the hats, to keep everyone away from me,” Blow once explained, acknowledging the strange shyness that lurked behind the extroverted exterior. “They say, ‘Oh, can I kiss you?’ I say, ’No, thank you very much. That’s why I’ve worn the hat. Goodbye.’ I don’t want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people I love.

Why Isabella Blow Inspired Alexander McQueen: In Praise of Her Shockingly Original Style

Why Isabella Blow Inspired Alexander McQueen: In Praise of Her Shockingly Original Style – Vogue

The late Isabella Blow Launching her lipsticks with Alexander McQueen in 2005, who also committed suicide, such huge losses to the fashion industry and of course their friends and family

Fatally flawed fashionista: Isabella Blow's husband reveals how beneath all the glitz, the maverick who discovered Sophie Dahl and Alexander McQueen was crippled by depression

Inimitable. | 31 Reasons Why Fashion Icon Isabella Blow Is The Absolute Best

31 Reasons Why Fashion Icon Isabella Blow Is The Absolute Best

On November 20th, Somerset House launched an exhibition dedicated to the muse and fashion scout Isabella Blow.

Isabella Blow, 1997 © Mario Testino Nurturing, inspirational and full of personality. Those are some of the words that Isabella Blow’s friends repeat the most when.

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