From one fashion icon to another - eccentric English heiress Daphne Guinness coming to Sydney AND bringing the incredible wardrobe of her late friend Isabella Blow to Powerhouse Museum along for the ride
If you don't know Isabella Blow by name, you'll probably know a few of the labels floating around in the late English fashion editor's wardrobe. The former patron of Alexander McQueen (she famously bought his entire graduate collection) was a longtime muse of milliner Philip Treacy, and champion of designers like Julien Macdonald and Hussein Chalayan - with the collection to prove it. After her untimely passing in 2007, friend and fellow fashion patron Daphne Guinness bought her entire collection, creating the Isabella Blow Foundation, keeping her spirits alive through exhibitions like London's Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! in 2013 (see images in the gallery above).
And now, the fabulously outfitted Guinness is bringing herself and the collection to Sydney's Powerhouse Museum for the first time - timed to open during Wool Week on May 14. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life will feature around 100 objects taken from the late stylist's private collection. Expect avant-garde and outrageous works of art from the likes of Treacy, McQueen, Manolo Blahnik, John Galliano, Jeremy Scott and Viktor & Rolf - Blow was a true renegade of the fashion world.
The first-rate exhibition also offers fashion fans the chance to see Daphne Guinness in person - the muse and artist is set to appear at a number of fashion events at the Powerhouse Museum and Westfield Sydney. Update: Due to overwhelming demand, the exhibition has been extended for another six weeks.
'Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life' is on display from May 14 until August 28, 2016 at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia