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Isabella Blow dies at the age of 48

The UK fashion industry lost one of its most influential and eccentric stars this week. Stylist Isabella Blow died on Monday, aged 48. She was credited with discovering designers Julien Macdonald and Alexander McQueen, and helped to launch the modelling careers of Honor Fraser, Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. Blow was famous for her flamboyant headwear designed by Philip Treacy, another of her proteges. Although Blow was linked with haute couture, she was also involved with high street ...