Next September Christie's will auction the late Isabella Blow's pretty extraordinary wardrobe. Blow, a stylist, is credited with discovering Alexander McQueen when she bought his entire Saint Martins College of Art and Design graduation collection for 5,000 pounds. What followed was a rocky friendship --Blow was on one hand considered McQueen's muse; on the other, she felt abandoned and overlooked as his star rose. After a long struggle with depression and multiple suicide attempts, she took her own life in 2007. McQueen died by suicide on February 11th, 2010.
The New York Times reports that the Christie's collection will include over 90 McQueen outfits, shoes from Manolo Blahnik, and 50 Philip Treacy hats, the accessory for which Miss Blow was most famous.
"What we have is unique -- it shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game," said Patricia Frost, director of fashion and textiles at Christie's in London.
Here's a look at Isabella Blow's style: