Isabella Blow

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Blow in 2005

Isabella Blow (born Isabella Delves Broughton; 19 November 1958 – 7 May 2007) was a British magazine editor. She worked for publications such as Tatler, Vogue and The Sunday Times. She was the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy. She is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. She is also known for helping further the career of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Blow was born in Marylebone, London. She was married twice. At the time of her death, Detmar Blow had been her husband since 1989. She was depressed and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ovarian cancer.

Blow tried to kill herself on many occasions. On 6 May 2007, she was taken to a Gloucester hospital after poisoning herself. She died the next day, at the age of 48.[1][2]

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  1. Trebay, Guy (8 May 2008). "Isabella Blow, Flamboyant Discoverer of Fashion Talent, Dies at 48". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. Brooks, Robin (5 April 2020). "When fashion icon Isabella Blow opened the very first Stroud farmers' market". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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