"In the past few years, Isabella Blow has been eulogized and analyzed by some of the world’s most important fashion personalities, designers and journalists. A comment on the internet after one such article was: "Why is everybody writing and talking about this woman! She only wore funny hats and clothes!
To see Isabella in all her finery, two-dimensionally in a magazine or newspaper was one experience; to meet her and interact with her was to witness another dimension entirely. Isabella walked to the beat of her own drum. Her personality, her intelligence and her magic far transcended any hat or dress she could have worn.
She single-handedly and with impressive conviction, invented and defined the careers of the international fashion designer Alexander McQueen and a hat designer, me, the supermodel Stella Tennant and the model and author Sophie Dahl, amongst many others.
She nurtured and influenced the careers of many of today’s most important fashion photographers, giving many of them their first break in an industry that is difficult to crack. She supported, promoted and enhanced the careers of some of today’s most prolific contemporary artists.
Her fearlessness, in an industry that runs on fear, is legendary; she was a champion of young creative people without a voice. While she endeavoured to work within today’s world of corporate fashion cannibalism, her ultimate ethos was a passionate belief that fashion is about a pursuit of beauty, elegance, and creativity.”
- Philip Treacy’s foreword in "Isabella Blow" Above: Image of Treacy and Blow by Kevin Davies