“Isabella Blow is widely accepted as an icon - of fashion, style and British creativity. But she was so much more and icon just doesn’t stretch far enough to cover it all. She was a mentor to many, the designers, photographers and models she discovered and nurtured. She was inspiring not just because she looked fanfuckingtastic in whatever she wore but because she showcased the power that fashion has in the simple (although not in her case) act of dressing and putting a persona forward to a world often harsh and worse, bleak and boring." - Kiki Georgiou
Xiao Wen Ju splashes around in the “Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!” film directed by Ruth Hogben. The SHOWStudio project esteems the extraordinary fashion icon, Isabella Blow. Blow is known for her impeccable taste and has even discovered designers such as Alexander McQueen and models such as Stella Tennant. Her eclectic wardrobe and fearless fashion vision is featured in the multidisciplinary project which also includes editorial images, anecdotes, and essays, all of which offer a unique perspective of the late fashion editor.
Direction: Ruth Hogben; Models: Liberty Ross at Storm Models, Xiao Wen Ju at IMG, Anais Mali at Viva London, Alexia Wight ; Production: Gainsbury & Whiting; Soundtrack: Bryan Ferry; Hats and hat-placing: Philip Treacy; Millinery Assistance: Alessandra Greco; Styling: Amanda Harlech; Styling Assistance: Gerry O'Kane; Hair: Laurent Philippon at Calliste; Hair assistance: Oskar Pera; Make Up: Topolino at Calliste; Make Up Assistance: Vichika Yorn; Casting: Jess Hallett at Streeters; Set Design: Andrew Tomlinson at Streeters; Art Department Assistance: James Cross and Andrew Brown; Camera Operation: Edward Edwards; Camera Assistance: Chloe Orefice; DIT: Joseph Colley; Producer: Camila Klich; Production Manager: Kat Davey; Production Assistance: May Powell; Camera equipment supplied by Fava Rental; Location vehicles supplied by Jeff Edwards; With thanks to Rigby & Peller and Manolo Blahnik; With special thanks to Bryan Ferry, Lady Rona Delves Broughton for use of Doddington Hall; Bruce Johnston and David Abell for their assistance with this project.