Daphne Guinness Opens Her Checkbook For Blow

Now we know you were all we’re frothing rabidly over the catalogue for Christie’s upcoming auction of famed-fashionista Isabella Blow‘s fantabulous wardrobe. Issue of bidding on anything other than a hanger aside, it’s not everyday an opportunity to own a piece of fashion history comes around and for sure this one promised to be pretty epic. Think Izzy’s well-known avant garde sensibility and a closet that included couture pieces from designers like Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Giles Deacon, Hussein Chalayan, Manolo Blahnik and Philip Treacy.

But it appears the epicness of this fact was not lost on socialite cum armadillo shoe-lover Daphne Guinness, who according to a “well-placed industry source” has gone and full a fast one (how that’s possible in 8-inch shoes, we don’t know) and bought the lot. While the details of the sale haven’t been released Christie’s, Patricia Frost told WWD, “The reaction to news of the Isabella Blow collection has been a tribute to the dedication and style of a true fashion muse.”

Well, at least we can all rest assured the collection–which included more than 50 Treacy hats and 90 outfits as well as portraits of Blow by photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Karl Lagerfeld–goes to a good–err-appreciative–home. Guinness as you may remember from her recent lobster clawed outings is a notorious clothes hound with a penchant for the outlandish and a checkbook that allows a $300 Rick Owen’s tee to count as workout attire.

But, dry those eyes aspirant avant-gardians. Word is that as a consolation prize a coffee-table book (not to mention that full length feature film) is in the works and will be published by Thames & Hudson in September.

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