We're adding two insightful essays to our Isabella Blow series to go alongside others by the likes of Alex Fury and Katharine Zarella. The first essay by SHOWstudio's own Lou Stoppard delves into the idea of the English eccentric, and the romantic perception of its connection with creative genius. Stoppard examines elements of British madness from Noel Coward to some of Alexander McQueen's more controversial shows, drawing together an amusing picture of this nation of quirks and perversions.
The second essay by P.M Dixon celebrates Blow's role as a nurturer, showing the ways in which this intrinsic trait went hand in hand with her ability to discover and promote talent. 'What is important is that this impulse to nurture was as much a part of her as was her celebrated eye for beauty. It was a characteristic from which creative minds benefitted significantly.'