The Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street—always a contemporary treat when I visit London, most certainly satiated my artistic requisite last month in more ways than one. The first: an impactful reminder about the upcoming exhibition in London for the indomitable fashion muse and Patron of British fashion and art: Isabella Blow.
On exhibition, amidst other artists, were a series of works by extrovert photographer David LaChapelle, but most specifically, the striking yet tragic iconic image of Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Who knew back in 1996, when LaChapelle shot this image that this fashion designer and his muse would be immortalized in death, both suicide, three years apart: Blow died in 2007, and McQueen in 2010.
With the Met exhibition Savage Beauty in honor of McQueen in 2011, firmly imbued in the mind of every style-worshipping fashionista; now is the time to reflect on his muse. On November 20, 2013 through March 2, 2014, Somerset House in London will present the exhibition Fashion Galore! in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central St. Martins.