Just got back from London, saw many great things. At The Somerset House was a great show on Isabella Blow http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/isabella-blow-fashion-galore
Never being sure what a muse really did, the show blew me away. She discovered Alexander McQueen. Phillip Tracy and others and pulled together a new design sensibility that was uniquely London. Here’s what she had to say on McQueen; ”
“What attracted me to Alexander was how he takes ideas from the past and sabotages them to make them thoroughly new and in the context of today.”
In UK, design tradition is very strong, he and Vivian Westwood “sabotage” a sensibility without leaving a world of fine craft, fabric and cut. Sadly, her only success, if you can call it that, was on her her seventh suicide attempt, by drinking weed killer. As she said “everyone else got the deals, all I got was a dress….but what dresses they are.