Isabella Blow

I expected many things when I first heard Somerset House in London was planning the exhibition Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore, which opens next week with more than 100 pieces from the late style icon’s wardrobe.

Tomorrow clothes collector extraordinaire Daphne Guinness is auctioning off another chunk of her vaunted wardrobe, the recent subject of a dedicated exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology — 100 or so pieces, to be exact, to be sold at Christie’s in London. Why? She’s selling clothes to save clothes!
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Loulou de la Falaise, a fashion world figure who latterly had her own brand but was famous mainly for being one of Yves Saint Laurent’s muses, died over the weekend. I was sad, but it also got me thinking about the whole “muse” issue. This has got to be one of the worst job titles in all of fashion, and I think it’s time we changed it. Read more