Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

by | Martina Rink

The compilation of notes, written in their own handwriting, from some of the fashion industry’s leaders, legends and unknowns renders an extraordinary portrait of a much loved and much missed fashion icon.There is little question that the death of Isabella Blow has had a profound effect on the fashion industry. Martina Rink, who was Ms. Blow’s assistant, has assembled the most touching and heartfelt remembrances from the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Anna Wintour, Sophie Dahl, Hussein Chalayan, Phillip Treacy, and many more who hail from the rarefied world of fashion.

One can only smile and wish to have known this great talent when almost every note recalls the memorable infectiousness of her laugh and the redness of her lipstick. Blow was a character within a business flooded with them, but she will be long remembered for her many talents, the least of which was nurturing other great talents. It is also hard to forget anyone who, when styling for the Tatler, conceived a photo story titled “Nipples from Naples.” She was irreverent, she pushed the envelope, and she dared to be different in a world where beauty and conformity seem to be more the norm than… continue | Jeffrey Felner

|pictures via Thames & Hudson|