Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life at MAAS

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Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life at MAAS

A testament to English stylist and muse Isabella Blow, one of the fashion world’s most talented visionaries. Featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald and more, the private collection of late fashion visionary Isabella Blow will be on display for a strictly limited exclusive season at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

 

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English stylist, editor and muse Isabella Blow championed British fashion, nurturing the careers of many designers in the 1990s and beyond. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life will provide a rare chance to see over 45 of her outfits comprising clothing, hats, shoes and jewellery from more than 20 of the world’s top fashion designers, photographs from key fashion photographers and hats from Philip Treacy’s personal archivesIsabella “Issie” Blow is perhaps most widely known for her work as a fashion editor

 

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Beginning her career as the assistant of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Blow later returned to her native England, where she served as a fashion director for Tatler and The Sunday Times Style magazines. But it was her friendships with and nurturing of emerging talent for which Blow is remembered, having helped to launch the careers of the likes of McQueen and Treacy by investing in their work early on. She famously purchased McQueen’s entire graduate collection, pieces of which feature in A Fashionable Life.

 

Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney
From May 14, 2016 to August 28, 2016

 

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