This September Christie’s will immortalize the relationship between international fashion icon Isabella Blow and designer Alexander McQueen by auctioning off an extraordinary wardrobe.
The auction, which will feature over 90 McQueen outfits, underscores the exceptional eye for style of the late Ms.Blow, who committed suicide in 2007, and the skill of the designer whom she championed from the beginning of his career. He also took his own life earlier this year in February.
Blow, one of the most unforgettable and eccentric figures of fashion, is credited with discovering Alexander McQueen when she bought his entire Saint Martins College of Art and Design graduation collection for 5,000 pounds.
50 hats from milliner Philip Treacy, pieces by John Galliano, and shoes by Manolo Blahnik will also be part of the auction.
Patricia Frost, director of Fashion and Textiles at Christie’s, told the New York Times: “What we have is unique. It shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game.”
The sale, from the Blow estate on behalf of her family, will be held by the auction house in London, South Kensington. A coffee table tribute book published by Thames and Hudson will accompany the auction.
Posted by : Tia Nicole Newton at 03:22 AM (IST)