Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Exhibit Celebrating Late British Fashion Editor Isabella Blow Coming to Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Exhibit Celebrating Late British Fashion Editor Isabella Blow Coming to Canada

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Isabella Blow exhibit coming to Canada

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TORONTO - An exhibition celebrating the late British fashion trailblazer who helped launch the career of renowned designer Alexander McQueen is coming to Canada.

Famed fashion editor and stylist Isabella Blow will be the focus of "Fashion Blows." The fundraising event and exhibit co-presented by The Isabella Blow Foundation and Hudson's Bay is slated to kick off in Toronto next month.

This will be the first international audience for the exhibit which opened at Somerset House in London last fall. The showcase featured Blow's personal collection of more than 100 designer garments, including some of the late McQueen's earliest designs and many of royal milliner Philip Treacy's most dramatic hats.

Before Blow committed suicide in 2007 at age 48, she was one of the most influential personalities in fashion. Her career began in the early 1980s as an assistant to U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, followed by stints in London at Tatler and British Vogue. …

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