Remembering Isabella Blow

© Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Edited by Alistair O’Neill with photography by Nick Knight

With a major exhibition showcasing over a hundred pieces from her personal clothing collection soon set to open at London’s Somerset House, accompanied by a catalogue edited by Alistair O’Neill with photography by Nick KnightColin McDowell remembers the remarkable Isabella Blow.

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BoF Exclusive | Did Fashion Kill Isabella Blow? (Part II)

Isabella Blow | Source: The New York Observer

In Part 1 of this exclusive excerpt from the afterword of Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, Lauren Goldstein Crowe examined the widespread allegations that fashion was to blame for the tragic suicide of Isabella Blow. Today, in part 2, she looks at whether these allegations actually point to the fact that the fashion industry suffers from an image problem. LONDON, United Kingdom — Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen toiled in an

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BoF Exclusive | Did Fashion Kill Isabella Blow? (Part I)

Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow | Photo: David LaChapelle

The brilliantly eccentric, beautiful and iconic Isabella Blow lived fashion like no other. In the wake of her tragic suicide in 2007, she has inspired a film, a play and two books, including Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, a biography by friend of BoF Lauren Goldstein Crowe that’s to be released early next week. Today, in the first of a two part series, we bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book’s Afterword in which Ms.

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Ralph cashes in, Rykiel eyes USA, Angela Ahrendts’ payout, Guinness buys Blow collection, Searching for Gisele

Ralph Lauren to Sell Portion of Polo Shares (WSJ) “Ralph Lauren, chairman and chief executive of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., is selling approximately a quarter of his holdings in the company he founded, a move that could raise up to $955 million at Monday’s closing price.” Rykiel Targets America (Vogue) “French fashion label Sonia Rykiel has announced plans to target the US market as it schedules debut showroom

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Booming Brazil, Barney’s credit rating, Graduate Fashion Week winners, Cinema and couture, Prabal’s past

Barney's in Dallas, Tx | Source:

Brazil’s prosperity bursts forth on catwalk (AFP) “Brazil kicked off Latin America’s premier fashion event, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Wednesday, with parades showcasing its economic prosperity and optimism.” S&P removes upscale Barney’s from CreditWatch (Business Week) “Standard & Poor’s on Thursday affirmed its corporate credit rating on Barney’s New York and removed it from

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Links of the week: Ecko, Underwear, Blow, Fashion Inc

CIT: Behind the Business - Mark EckoI enjoyed this series of video interviews with Mark Ecko, the graffiti artist-turned fashion entrepreneur,  who  founded  *ecko unltd which is now a multi-brand fashion and apparel company with combined annual revenues of $1.2b. Mark also shares nuggets of  insight at eckolog, a blog on running a creative business. New York Times: Coloured undies This is an article which shows how finding and developing an underserved, ignored or altogether empty market niche can be one of the best ways to build fashion and apparel brands. Novelty underwear, in bright patterns and colours, from the likes of Ginch Gonch, Aussie Bum and American Apparel, is a rapidly growing market segment, says the article by David…

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