When she died in 2007, Isabella Blow, eccentric, obsessive hat wearer and former fashion director of Tatler left a vast wardrobe of spectacular clothes and accessories. Her good friend, society heiress Daphne Guinness, bought her wardrobe at auction and archived it for safe-keeping. Thanks to Guinness, from October you’ll be able to see some of the key pieces (over 100) by designers Blow patronised (and whose careers she helped launch) such as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Philip Treacy, the milliner who became one of her closest friends. Put the date in your diary now, it’s likely to be autumn’s sell-out, most bonkers style exhibition – there aren’t many people who could pull off wearing a lobster on their heads after all. Want to find out more about the real Isabella Blow? Read our exclusive interview with her sister Julia Delves Broughton who gives a unique insight to Blow, and our interview with Isabella Blow on Alexander McQueen here. Maggie Davis
‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!‘ runs from Nov 20 to March 2 2014.