"She was the most intelligent and creative person in fashion. In many ways she was the British queen of fashion. She was intoxicating. You could never get enough of her. And she did not know the meaning of ‘boring’ or ‘clichéd’. She was a free spirit."
Philip Treacy on Isabella Blow
Isabella Blow wearing a hat based on a Japanese temple by Philip Treacy
An invitation to Alexander McQueen’s S/S 2008 show which depicts Isabella Blow in a horse-drawn carriage ascending to heaven.
"My relationship with McQueen began in 1994, when I went to a Saint Martins graduate show. I couldn’t get a seat, so I sat on the stairs and I was just watching, when I suddenly thought: I really like those clothes, they are amazing. It was his first collection. It was the tailoring and the movement which initially drew me to them. I tried to get hold of him and I kept calling his mother, but he was on holiday. She kept saying: ‘He’s not here, he’s not here.’ She told him: ‘This crazy person is trying to get hold of you.’"