A Tribute: Isabella Blow

Friday, September 10, 2010

I once had the chance to meet the legendary fashion editor Isabella Blow at India Fashion Week five or six years ago. She was quite sad and depressed at that point — and very open about discussing it — but also extremely kind and friendly. I remember walking behind her to a show, and helping her fix a button on the back of her dress that had come undone. She was very grateful about it, and from that point on, made a point to smile at me whenever we saw each other across the runway.

On Monday, a new homage to the late, great editor comes out in book form. The team over at Thames & Hudson were nice enough to send along some snippets. It is hard not to love fashion without also loving Isabella and her daring, unconventional, creative wardrobe choices. Truly an original who is very very missed.


Jennifer said...

What a nice story about your path crossing with Isabella/Issy.

It's a shame that such a creative individualist had to battle such internal demons. She was truly one of a kind.

Lela London said...

Isabella <3 What a lady.


cufflinks said...

What a delightful story!