To celebrate Somerset House's Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition, launched in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, SHOWstudio honours the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late fashion editor with a multidisciplinary project.
To kick things off, we're releasing exclusive interviews with Blow's friends and followers, including longtime collaborators Philip Treacy, Amanda Harlech, Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness, her former Sunday Times Style boss Jeremy Langmead and her niece Harriet Verney. These talks - some long, some short - reflect the kindness and brilliance of Blow.
Coming soon to the series will be a breath-taking fashion film by Ruth Hogben, which also features in the exhibition itself at Somerset House. Nick Knight's catalogue images, which show models including Liberty Ross and Alexia Wight clad in pieces from Blow's wardrobe, will also be displayed. Additionally, essays by a range of experts, including Simon Kyaga and Alex Fury, will unpick and explore different themes pertaining to her life, from the relationship between mental illness and creativity to the role of the 'muse'.