Isabella Blow was born on November 19, 1958, in London, England. After moving to New York City in 1979, she began her fashion career under Anna Wintour of Vogue magazine. Returning to London in 1986, she eventually became fashion director of Tatler magazine. Blow was a fashion icon—known for her flamboyant hats—and served as the muse of designer Philip Treacy. She is also credited with discovering designer Alexander McQueen. Blow battled depression throughout her life and she committed suicide in 2007.
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