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Mario Testino Blows Off Issie's Exhibit

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If you're going to the Isabella Blow exhibit at Rockefeller Plaza don't expect to see any photographs from Mario Testino.

Originally, the famed photographer agreed to donate a photo to the celebratory exhibit, but suddenly changed his mind.

A source explains:

"So many photographers gladly supplied their work. But just a few weeks before, they got a message saying, 'Mario's season is fully booked, making it impossible for him to allocate any extra time.' He was always complaining how the fashion world turned its back on Issie, but he's just like everyone else."

Testino's rep was quick to refute the claim saying the photographer happily supplied an image to Blow's widower Detmar Blow to use on the sleeve of his book Blow by Blow.

The rep continued:

"When Mario's studio was approached to donate a print for the exhibition, we were not able to produce one 'of exhibition quality' at such short notice."

Considering it was for an exhibit at Anthropologie, we're sure they would have gladly accepted any quality.

Just sayin'.

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Daphne Explains Why She Bought Isabella Blow's Wardrobe

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Last month, Daphne Guinness stopped the sale of friend Isabella Blow's wardrobe to buy it all herself — and now she's speaking out about why she did it.

CLICK HERE to find out why!

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Daphne Guiness Buys Isabella Blow's Wardrobe


On September 15th, numerous pieces from Isabella Blow's wardrobe were going to be put up at auction, but thanks to Daphne Guinness that auction won't be happening.

The fashion icon and collector has privately purchased the entire Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy filled collection that was headed to the auction block.

Daphne said of her purchase "It’s Issy — it’s her DNA — it should not be scattered to the four winds. I want it to remain as a monument."


We're sure she'll give it a great home!

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Brad Pitt To Play Philip Treacy???


We like the sound of this!

Hat maker extraordinaire Philip Treacy wants Brad Pitt to play him in the upcoming Isabella Blow biopic.

Treacy explains his choice in actor, saying:

"I am trying desperately to forget that someone will actually have to play me in this film. I would never want to appear in it myself- I am a hat designer not an actor. Acting isn't my forte. If I could pick anyone I'd run with Brad Pitt but it's wishful thinking and perhaps not very likely I know."

Say yes, Poppa Pitt! Mostly because that means you'd have to shave off that hideous growth on your chin.

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Isabella Blow Film In The Works


Now this sounds like quite the fashionable film.

Hat maker extraordinaire Philip Treacy has confirmed that a film about fashion icon Isabella Blow has been greenlighted.

Andre Leon Talley, who is a friend to Treacy and Blow when she was alive, dished:

"We had not hugged since Isabella Blow's funeral three years ago, and he shared fabulous news: He has a producer to do a film on Isabella, and Galliano has already confirmed to play himself. Who will play Isabella? Treacy has a great trick up his hat, and it's going to rock the world, but he cannot reveal it until this major new talent confirms."


We can't wait to see who will play Isabella.

But we have to ask, who will play Alexander McQueen? Although ALT didn't mention that detail, we can only assume McQueen would be featured in the flick considering how close he and Isabella were.

Would U see the film???

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Isbaella Blow's McQueen-Filled Wardrobe For Sale


Fashion icon Isabella Blow, who killed herself by drinking weedkiller, will have pieces of her wardrobe put up for auction this September.

Included in the auction are 90 pieces designed by Alexander McQueen who Isabella is responsible for discovering, 50 hats by Philip Treacy who used Isabella as a muse and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

Christie's London director of fashion said of the collection:

"What we have is unique — it shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game."

The sale takes place on September 15th in London.

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