The Isabella Blow’s collection which was set to be auctioned off at Christie’s on September 15, 2010 has been called off. W Magazine reported that an anonymous private buyer had purchased the entire collection, containing 90 outfits and 28 photographs. The New York Times revealed that Daphne Guinness had purchased the entire collection. “It’s Issy – it’s her D.N.A, it should not be scattered to the four winds,” said Ms. Guinness, who was a passionate follower of Mr. McQueen’s work and his greatest supporter after Ms. Blow.
Daphne Guinness is a couture-loving socialite, heiress (youngest of five children of the brewery heir Jonathan Guinness), art collector and film producer with a 20 million fortune. “Like any artist, it should not be dispersed but remain as a monument with people having access to it,” said Ms. Guinness.
So sorry ladies, it seems it’s too late to own one of Ms.Blow’s amazing pieces, but it seems there will be an exhibition from the sound of it, perhaps at a museum in London soon.
Check out Isabella Blow’s and Daphne Guinness rather similar taste for dramatic hats and clothes.