Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! is the new exhibition opening November 20 at Somerset House. Celebrating the life and wardrobe of the former Fashion Director and muse, the showcase features over 100 pieces from her collection, now owned by Daphne Guinness, including many talents she discovered and launched such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald. Organised in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, the exhibit is curated by Alistair O’Neill with Shonagh Marshall, designed by architectural firm Carmody Groarke, with installations by set designer Shona Heath. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, which is divided into different sections including her background, McQueen and Treacy, countryside as well as legacy, runs until March 2, 2014 and will be accompanied by a catalogue with new and commissioned photography, published by Rizzoli.
Daphne Guinness said:
“This exhibition is, to me, a bittersweet event. Isabella Blow made our world more vivid, trailing colour with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence. When I visited her beloved clothes in a storage room in South Kensington, it seemed quite clear the collection would be of immense value to a great many people. I do believe that in choosing to exhibit them we’ve done the right thing – and that it is what she would have wanted. I am doing this in memory of a dear friend, in the hope that her legacy may continue to aid and inspire generations of designers to come”.
20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014
Daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.15)
Until 21.00 Thursdays (Last admission 20.15)
£12.50, £10 concessions, £6.25 on Mondays