Isabella Blow died from advanced ovarian cancer on 7 May 2007. She was a respected magazine editor, fashion stylist and icon. Her true originality and whimsy was famous throughout the fashion world and she had a rare sense of self that permeated her work. She was only 48 and will be sadly missed.
Isabella was most famous for her love of hats. She was Philip Treacy's muse and was often seen in the front row wearing his confections. My first memory of Isabella was seeing her in an old Woman's Weekly that my mother had given me to cut pictures out of. She was like something out of a dream. A great loss.