Isabella Blow, the myth and the woman
Isabella Blow was born in London in 1958. Part of an aristocratic family she grew up on the family's estate on Daddinghton.
Blow moved to New York in 1979 to study ancient Chinese art at Columbia university and became friend with many artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat
and Roy Lichtenstein. She started working with American Vogue as an assistant to Anna Wintour.
Isabella returned to London during 1986 where she became a fashion director for Tatler.
A real fashion icon, she was famous for her eccentric hats,she was the muse of Philip Treacy and she helped Alexander McQueen when he made his first steps.
She was fighting with depression all of her life and after her cancer diagnosis she began telling her friends that she was suicidal.
She committed suicide and died on 7 May 2007.
''Fashion is a vampiric thing, it's the hoover on your brain. That's why i wear hats, to keep everyone away from me. They say,'Oh, can i kiss you?' I say 'No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Good bye'. I don't want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people i love''.