To honor the late Isabella Blow, Daphne Guinness has set up a foundation to support aspiring art and fashion students and to facilitate further research into depression and mental health. Nick Knight speaks to Guinness about the objectives behind this and her Christie's auction taking place 27 June 2012, which will sell treasured pieces from her archive, including Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga.
The Christie's auction will take place on Wendesday 27 June 2012 at 19:00 BST
The Isabella Blow Foundation
- To promote British fashion and encourage young and aspiring art and fashion students.
- To create bursary and scholarship funds, enabling students to develop their aspirations and careers in the art and fashion worlds.
- To develop, curate and establish a public exhibition of Isabella’s clothing. The social, cultural and historical significance of the collection cannot be underestimated and the Foundation would seek to exhibit the collection at a number of venues around the world.
- To raise awareness and allocate financial resources to charities working within the areas of depression and mental health.