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5/20/2007

please cremate my smile






WWD reports on Isabella Blow's send off

GRAND SEND-OFF: Isabella Blow's funeral Tuesday in Gloucestershire, England, was as over the top as her style and friends said she would have loved it. The likes of Sophie Dahl, Lucy Ferry and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson paraded in grand style, a mob of paparazzi waited outside and the coffin was topped by one of Blow's favorite hats — a three-masted schooner created by Philip Treacy. Longtime Blow friend and protégé Treacy also created the dressing for the coffin, a black velvet cloth covered with flowers, leaves and a carpet of lilies, and built a bust of Blow for inside the church that had another of her favorite hats on it. Others among the 250 attending included Alexander McQueen, Jasper Conran, Anthony Price, André Leon Talley, Hamish Bowles and Rupert Everett. Blow died May 10 at age 48. She had tried to end her life several times, and a preliminary inquest found she died after swallowing weed killer. A memorial service for Blow is expected to be held in July and a full inquest will be held in October.


holy shit. weed killer!

(photos & coverage culled from Diane's blog)

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