fashion curator Shonagh Marshall, takes us through the new ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ exhibition at Somerset House and talks about the year she spent archiving the late fashion eccentric’s over-the-top wardrobe and working with set designer (and
J.Crew collaborator) Shona Heath.
Do you have a favorite piece in the collection?
I don’t think I could pick just one piece, but I really adore all the McQueen for Givenchy couture pieces. Alexander McQueen was head of Givenchy for such a short period of time, so these were very rare to come across.What was it like to work with Shona Heath, whom J.Crew recently worked with in advance of our London store opening?
Working with Shona Heath was so integral to making the exhibition energetic and relevant. Shona designed bespoke mannequins for the exhibition, developing a different treatment for each section and working closely with us to respond to the clothing. Her involvement added so much to the display of the objects while capturing Isabella’s colorful character.
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
runs through March 2, 2014 at Somerset House. For more information, click here