The exhibition will showcase over a hundred pieces from her incredibly rich collection, which is believed to be one of the most important private collections of late 20th Century/early 21st Century British design. Now owned by Daphne Guinness, it includes garments from the many design talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald amongst others.
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