The fashion industry lost one of its biggest characters today, as stylist Isabella Blow died of ovarian cancer at the age of 48. She was the woman who discovered Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy (whose hats she was rarely seen without), Sophia Dahl and Stella Tennant, as well as one of the most vibrant women on the London fashion scene.
Her death at such a young age is a real tragedy: goodbye, Isabella, you will be sorely missed…
UPDATE: Isabella Blow death was suicide
The Isabella Blow case just gets sadder and sadder, an inquest has now found that the death was actually the result of an overdose of weedkiller. It’s not known whether the depression that led Isabella to take her own life was due to her fight with cancer or some other cause. Her funeral will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15th. Meanwhile, the Observer carries a very moving interview with her husband, Detmar Blow.