Good People : Isabella Blow

For another tribute to Alexander McQueen; the London bird, Isabella Blow, was the fashion genius who discovered the designer. She purchased McQueen's entire graduate collection for ₤5,000, and then payed the debt off weekly in ₤100 installments. She is also known for discovering great models such as Sophie Dahl, describing her as "a blow up doll with brains". Blow is the perfect example of someone who inspires me. She started off by studying Ancient Chinese Art at the Art History division of Columbia University, and ended up being the fashion editor of British Magazine, Tatler, and of the Sunday Times 'Style' magazine. She's worked with great icons in the industry -  the editor of .U.S Vouge, Anna Wintour, and then became the assistant to Andre Leon Talley, who is currently U.S. Vogue's editor-at-large. She was seen as a muse to the fashion world by styling for esteemed photographers, such as Steven Meisel, and being the muse to hat designer, Philip Treacy. Her life ended as McQueen's did, but she has left huge footsteps to fill. She cleared a path through the fashion world, building up the industry's most well known muses and designers. Below, Blow is wearing Treacy's hats, shot by Meisel:

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