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'Over the years, whenever Issy would call me up to urge me to see someone new, I would do it because she thought it was important.' - Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, American Vogue 'You were a one off, a genius friend, your own creation in a world of copycats and I will miss you for the rest of my life.' - Rupert Everett, in his eulogy at Isabella Blow's funeral 'She was original, impactful, generous-minded and spotted some of the greatest talents.' - Geordie Greig, Editor of the Evening Standard and formerly editor of Tatler 'She was the most intelligent and creative person in fashion. In many ways she was the British queen of fashion. She was intoxicating. You could never get enough of her. She was a free spirit.' - Philip Treacy 'She discovered Sophie Dahl sobbing in a doorway; she bought Alexander McQueen's entire degree show, and had Philip Treacy design her wedding hat when she married Detmar Blow in 1988 - as well as being credited with discovering Hussein Chalayan and Stella Tennant.' - Vogue 'Mourned the world over by an industry that has lost a Muse with whom there was never a dull moment.' - Daily Mail --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The news of Isabella Blow’s suicide in 2007 shocked the international fashion world. A true patron of couture, she is credited with having discovered and fostered the careers of famed designers Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, among others, becoming their great muse, friend, and confidante. She also discovered models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl, yet it was images of Issie in these designers’ creations that became instantly iconic. Isabella’s aristocratic ancestry was as colorful as her manner of dress, her childhood was adventurous and, at times, tragic, and her thirty-year career in fashion was legendary.
Written with compassion, adoration, and deep insight by Detmar Blow, her devoted husband of eighteen years, in collaboration with writer Tom Sykes. Blow by Blow is, at once, an outrageous behind-the-scenes romp through the worlds of fashion and high society, and a poignantly candid view of the tortured inner life of a rare and conflicted spirit.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Editorial Reviews
The book is ok. It took ages for it to arrive. I was very anxious. Anything Isabella is great. So is a must have.Published 5 months ago by Cordero
Book arrived in good condition...I am looking forward to reading this one (by her husband)...Her death was such a tragedy.
She absolutely loved hats. Read more
Enjoyed reading, excellent insight into a troubled icon. I recommendPublished 8 months ago by Cemile
A powerful and touching book. I know Issie's story, and her widower, so it's hard not to be biased. And yet, you can see the love he still has for her,after all these years.Published 11 months ago by queenamy00
This book, admittedly, opened some old wounds from watching my mother lose her battle to breast cancer and her own attempted suicide. I believe this story needed to be told. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Evan
Depressing. Then more depressing. Then even more depressing. Too bad she was so bloody miserable yet managed to achieve so much.Published 21 months ago by kuku
This certainly is a 'Blow by Blow' description of Isabella's life told to the treader by her now widowed husband Detmar Blow. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by B. J. Watson
This is a good little book that gives a spouse's perspective of Isabella Blow, with some filling in from family, classmates, friends and colleagues. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by carlybabes