Isabella Blow, who died tragically in 2007, was one of fashion’s most famous and stylish names – known both for her inimitable style and her discovery of fashion talent like Sophie Dahl and the late Alexander McQueen, whose entire graduate collection she bought.


Her wardrobe was undoubtably a wonderland, filled with McQueen, yes, but also John Galliano, Manolo Blahnik, Philip Treacy and vintage – and many of it is going on auction at Christie’s on 15 September, including 90 piece by McQueen.

A coffee-table tribute book published by Thames and Hudson will accompany the auction.Two other books about Blow are expected to be published this year: one by her widower Delmar Blow and a biography by the fashion writer Lauren Goldstein Crowe, author of The Jimmy Choo Story.

Visit Christie's for more information on the auction and to view the catalogue.

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By Harriet Reuter Hapgood