Fashion icon Isabella Blow ne Isabella Delves Broughton, was a fashion editor, consultant, and fashion muse to hat designer Philip Treacy. A nurturer of young talent, she is credited with discovering Alexander McQueen.
Steven Meisel 1993
Tragedy touched her life early with the drowning of her brother John in the family swimming pool at the age of two. With her parents divorce at the age of fourteen, an age when young women are at the apex of their teenage angst, her mother left - as Blow had recalled, with little more than a handshake. "Who does that?" It's very british.
Blow was an assistant to Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley at American Vogue, and worked for Michael Roberts, fashion director of Tatler.
Richard Burbridge Vogue 1996
"A funeral, done really well, is just like a wedding"
Above: Her wedding day 1989
Below: With Andy Warhol London, 1986
India Fashion Week 2006
"BLOW HAT" 2006
OLD AGE AIN'T NO PLACE FOR SISSIES
Dominic O'Neill London 2004
Her final portrait, photographed for Vanity Fair on April 30, 2007 at the Battersea Arts Centre, in London, one week before her death.
Miguel Reveriego 2005
Vanity Fair September 2007
Once a Great Beauty
and what's with that elton john et amore?...they looked like a couple of old snarky queens last night