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Happy Birthday, Isabella Blow! We’ve never been more tempted to buy a one-way ticket to London thanks to the prospect of feasting our eyes on your inimitable archive of wondrous fashion….
You guys, Tom Ford is 50-year-old fashion genius. At this point, age and prestige have all but just handed the man the undeniable right to spout wise on just about anything he wants, and that includes stories we thought were over months ago. Case in point: the man still has thoughts on that much-maligned Philip Treacy fascinator that Princess Beatrice of York wore to the Royal Wedding.
London-based writer, Lauren Goldstein Crowe, author of Isabella Blow: A Life In Fashion spent some time chatting with us about everything from the upcoming biopic based on her book, to her favorite local haunts to the ugly dismissal of John Galliano. (Because who isn’t chatting about it??)
News broke yesterday that Anders Palm had optioned Isabella Blow’s biography, “Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion” to use as the background for the film, and that some serious fashion heavy hitters will be involved in its production. The cast (if there even is one yet) hasn’t been announced, and it probably will be kept in the dark until production really gets rolling. With that in mind, we speculated about who might be the best fit for some of the movie’s biggest roles.
Let’s face it, Sienna and sister Savannah Miller hit the genetic lottery. So when the two sisters filmed a video campaign for the Fall/Winter 2010 collection of Twenty8Twelve line, it made sense for them to use themselves — because, really, why search for some star-studded faces when you already have them?
In May, famed auction house Christies was gearing up to sell a large part of Isabella Blow‘s incredible fashion collection. But in a rare twist, before the auction began, one woman took out her check book and settled the matter in one fell swoop.
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. [...]
Master milliner Philip Treacy has never been known for his close proximity to reality — after all, the man makes hats for Lady Gaga — or for his acting talents. So, though slightly disappointed, we can’t say we’re all that shocked to hear the mad hatter doesn’t plan on following in Galliano’s footsteps and play himself in the maybe happening Isabella Blow biopic.
or years the fashion world has been muttering about bringing the incomparable Isabella Blow — in all of her avant-garde extravagance — to life on the big screen. After all, her biography practically reads like a movie script, down to the elaborate couture costumes, larger than life cast, and sadly, the tragic ending. Well, now it seems the fashion flock might have gotten their wish.
Isabella Blow were the best of friends. She loved his creative designs and he loved her eccentric personality and corresponding style. The two were like brother and sister, and whispers that Blow’s suicide contributed to McQueen’s circulated early on after his death. Now, their names will once again be paired with one another in a Christie’s auction this September.
Almost two months ago, Alexander McQueen was found hanged in his London home by his housekeeper. In the aftermath of McQueen’s death, many — both fans and friends alike — have mourned his death. On Friday, Cathy Horyn of The New York Times published what may be the most poignant piece on McQueen and his legacy yet.