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Blow by Blow : the story of Isabella Blow / Detmar Blow and Tom Sykes.

By: Blow, Detmar.
Contributor(s): Sykes, Tom.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins, 2010Description: 293 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007353118 (hbk.).Subject(s): Blow, Isabella, 1958-2007 | Fashion editors -- Great Britain -- Biography | Celebrities -- Great Britain -- Biography | Fashion design -- Great BritainDDC classification: 391
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Isabella Blow was the epitome of English eccentricity. A legendary figure in the fashion world, she nurtured and championed the talent of some of fashion's most recognisable and important figures, all the time hiding her own personal unhappiness and severe depression. This is her story, told by her husband, Detmar.

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Library Journal Review

While other authors with new books about Isabella Blow (see Martina Rink's and Lauren Goldstein Crowe's titles, reviewed below) knew or admired her through her professional life, this is a much more personal story. Written by her husband, it is a love story as well as a biography of a remarkable woman who inspired artists and designers and created iconic images. She was 48 in 2007 when she committed suicide after a long battle with severe depression. Detmar Blow was engaged to Isabella 16 days after their first meeting in 1988, and the couple remained married until her death. In this portrait, Detmar and coauthor Sykes offer a look at her early childhood and her genius and eccentricity as well as an excursion into the high-society fashion world. Detmar depended heavily on his diary and interviews with family and friends. (According to Crowe, he refused to be interviewed for her book.) Verdict A good story about an intriguing 20th-century personality, this is also a devastating portrait of a difficult marriage. Recommended for readers who love fashion. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/10.]-Susan L. Peters, Univ. of Texas, Galveston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.