One of the globes most exciting and eccentric wardrobes, that of the late Isabella (Issie) Blow is coming to the Powerhouse Museum and the UK’s most eccentric heiresses and patrons of the fashion industry, Daphne Guinness (as in the Irish beer not the world records) is bringing it.

Issie Blow, who tragically passed in 2007, is best known as the woman who unearthed Alexander McQueen.

Credited as the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, Issie Blow was a true patron of the fashion industry, discovering models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl and supporting then emerging designers Julien Macdonald and Hussein Chalayan.

Her fashion collection is truly iconic. It’s a living history of recent avant garde fashion, the perfect mix of shocking, extravagant and fabulous. 100 pieces will be shown in Sydney this May, as part of Wool Week.

Not only are we chomping at the bit to get our hands on tickets to this Australian-first exhibition, we cannot wait to see the outfits Daphne dons when she hits our shores.

The Hon Daphne is one of our all time style icons. She’s a head turner from her silver locks to her signature heel-less McQueen’s. She’s now backing up her rock-star like in her presence, by becoming a legit rock star – launching her new single with a debut album to come this year.

We can’t wait to welcome this model in monochrome, this diamond-laced futuristic fairy to Sydney.



If you love her, you’ll love this story in the New Yorker – an yarn from a few years ago but a great read

Isabella Blow, A Fashionable Life is on show from 14 May – 17 July at the Powerhouse Museum

Westfield Sydney will also be hosting designer workshops during wool week in May which we’ll be keeping an eye out for.