Isabella Blow died in 2007 and she was the one who discovered Alexander McQueen, "she saw what was good so far ahead of the game" said Patricia Frost, director of fashion and textiles at Christie's London. This auction house is planning to sale Izzy's personal clothes collection on September 15th.
Sad, but most of her cloth is gonna be auctioned by Christie's incluiding 90 McQueen outfits, 50 pieces from milliner Philip Treacy plus her personal Manolo Blahnik collection. Izzy, a fashion icon always extreme and with her own signature for fashion was unique, not only for what she wear but for her unique vision on discovering new designers or models, and also for being a statement herself.
There's not much to write about this. She was one of a kind and one of the persons I've always wanted to meet. Her dead, same as McQueen's, left an empty space in fashion. Never will be someone like her, obsessed with red lips, headpieces and high heels. For those who don't know much about her, I'll try to make an entry on this gorgeous and extravagant woman who will always be remember as "the sad hatter".
Instead of being auctioned, this collection belongs in a museum. At least an exhibition has to be made before all the clothes are sold to strangers. Anna Piaggi had her exhibition, Izzy deserves that... and more.