Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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“One of the most original and influential people of the twentieth century to me and many others.” —Alexander McQueen

With a career spanning thirty years in fashion, as an influential voice at Vogue, Tatler, and The Sunday Times Magazine—as well as a legacy as one of the industry’s kingmakers for discovering Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen, Sophie Dahl, and Hussein Chalayan—Isabella Blow had been a pillar of couture culture until her suicide in 2007 left the fashion world mourning one of its finest friends and patrons. Blow by Blow is a captivating journey through Issie’s life, a one-of-a-kind look at her unforgettable impact on the fashion world, and a moving exploration of her inspiring and ultimately tragic tale.
 

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Contents

The Call
1
Johnny
3
The Curse of the Delves Broughtons
9
Evelyn
17
Poor Relations
24
Helen
31
Heathfield
35
Rona
41
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The First Attempt
239
I always hated Tesco
243
The Overpass
247

Evelyns Leg
44
Eighteenth Birthday
46
The Lovats
48
Wolf
51
Nicholas
55
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Battles
250
India
255
Cancer
258
St Joan
261
Issies Farewell
264
Sources and Acknowledgements
271
Picture Credits
277
Index
279
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Educated at Harrow School and the London School of Economics, Detmar Blow studied law and became a barrister in 1989. In 1998 he, Isabella, and Stuart Shave set up the gallery Modern Art, one of London’s most successful contemporary art galleries. He and Isabella established Blow de la Barra gallery in 2005. Detmar divides his time among Lisbon, London, and Gloucestershire.

Tom Sykes trained as a news reporter on London’s Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph before moving to New York in 2003. The former nightlife reporter and gossip columnist for the New York Post, he now lives in Ireland with his wife, two children, and three pigs, and writes for a variety of publications, including the Daily Mail and GQ.

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