This photo was taken by Dave LaChappelle, and is of Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. It reminds me of one of our photoshoots with Kyle. (Through bullhorn: “All right, flamethrowers on up there!”)
Yesterday, I saw a beautiful interview with Bryan Ferry, all about his close friend Isabella. In this interview, because it isn’t about him, Bryan can open up and talk without having a lot of walls up. I was particularly touched by the part in the interview where he described her coming over after his divorce, making breakfast for his boys, teetering around his garden in ridiculous shoes and couture hats, or to think of her running behind his car as he drove away from Oxford, laughing, just a few weeks before her suicide.
Also. I don’t know how anyone could listen to this and not see why I feel like he is a friend I just haven’t really got to know yet.
I’m enchanted by the backdrop in the ShowStudio set, aren’t you? (It’s nice in photograph, but even better in video.) It’s so simple, but a glory of light and painterly joy. I think I need to make this happen in my space immediately.
If you’d like to learn more about Isabella Blow, surely a fascinating human being, here are some nice links. I have a lot of mixed feelings about fashion, wealth, and high society, but talent is always of interest, and she had IT at the thousand percent level.