Was born at 19 November 1958 in Marylebone, London, England, UK . Died at 7 May 2007, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK (suicide by poisoning)
There is some small facts about Isabella Blow:
Worked for 'Guy Laroche' .
Served as assistant to the fashion director of Vogue.
Assistant to the fashion director of Tatler and The Sunday Times.
Fashion director of The Sunday Times Style Magazine in 1997.
Credited with discovering 'Philip Treacy' , 'Alexander McQueen (I)' , and 'Sophie Dahl' .
She moved to New York in 1979 to study ancient Chinese art at Columbia University. She soon dropped out and moved to west Texas to work for Guy Laroche.
She was an inspiration for many Philip Treacy hats. One was a replica of an 18th-century clipper ship in full rigging. Another creation consisted of a mass of pink and green lacquered ostrich feathers stuck into a mortarboard. It was so wide that Blow was unable to get through the door of the charity event for which she had ordered it.
Her funeral was held at Gloucester Cathedral. Her coffin, made of willow, was surmounted by one of her Philip Treacy hats instead of a floral tribute, and her pallbearers included Otis Ferry, son of 'Bryan Ferry' . 'Rupert Everett' delivered one of the eulogies. A memorial service was held in the Guards Chapel in London on September 18, 2007.
Although her death was initially reported as due to ovarian cancer, it was actually suicide. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she couldn't fight her severe depression upon learning she had ovarian cancer. And after numerous suicide attempts during the last year of her life, she successfully ended her life by drinking a fatal dose of paraquat.
Niece-by-marriage of 'Simon Fraser 17th Lord Lovat' .
Granddaughter of Henry John Delves Broughton, 11th Baronet Broughton, played by 'Joss Ackland' in White Mischief (1987) .
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There is the list of some articles of Isabella Blow:
"The Sunday Times Style" (UK), 5 September 2010, pg. 10 - 13 + 15, by: 'Giles Hattersley' (words) Donald McPherson (cover photo), "Beautiful and Damned"
"Black Book" (USA), February 2005, Iss. 37, pg. 106, "Diary Of A Fashion Muse: Isabella Blow - Notes from a Diva"
The image of Isabella Delves Broughton was on the covers of these magazines:
"The Sunday Times Style" (UK), 5 September 2010
There is the list of some quotes of Isabella Blow:
"A cheaper and less painful form of plastic surgery." - explaining her love of hats.
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Blow, Isabella in movies: Project Catwalk , McQueen and I , The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou