Saturday, 30 November 2013

Isabella Blow: Somerset House Review

I went to Somerset House the other day to see the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore exhibition and it was amazing. I knew nothing about her before I went, but instantly found her really interesting and loved her strange sense of fashion. Many of the hats she made were inspired by birds and used feathers and weird pointed shapes to look like beaks. My favourite outfit in the whole thing was a bright pink chiffon burkha worn by Blow, designed by Jun Takahashi and patterned with dark green teddy bears with nails through their heads. (Morbid I know). 
 The Alexander McQueen collection inspired by her: La Dame Bleue was beautiful and so poignant, including the catwalk video of it. Isabella Blow also sourced some very successful models such as Stella Tennant and I'm so happy I went to the exhibition because I never even knew who she was before and yet she was extremely influential to the fashion world.


(skip to the end of the video for the final walk round, where all the most exaggerated outfits are featured and the heavy beating of the neon wings is beautiful)

My drawing interpretation for design work
outfit 4 2dai xo thanks

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