July 3, 2010

Blow

This FT essay by Daphne Guinness about buying Isabella Blow's estate before it was dispersed at Christie's is a wonderful, sad, incredible thing. [via @artnetdotcom]

All the way back in 2002, I overwrote a long post about Blow, Walter Benjamin, Bill Cunningham, fashion, and street photography. The occasion was Guy Trebay's writing about street fashion.

Frankly, I'm surprised at how much of it I'd forgotten. Did Benjamin really call the flaneur "a spy for the capitalists, on assignment in the realm of consumers"?? That is awesome, I could totally use that!

What I've never forgotten, though, is Cunningham's expertly serendipitous street photo of Isabella Blow blowing into a fashion show in Paris:

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