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Inside the Archive: The Isabella Blow Collection

Written by
cvanja
Published date
27 January 2014
Inside the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! show. Image © Peter MacDiarmid/Getty for Somerset House

Inside the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! show. Image © Peter MacDiarmid/Getty for Somerset House

In conjunction with the exhibition Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, curated by Alistair o’Neill (CSM) with Shonagh Marshall, Somerset House is staging a panel discussion which is looking at the processes behind preparing the collection.

Panel discussion: Inside the Archive
Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Screening Room, 19.00-20.30
Somerset House, London
After her untimely death in 2007, Isabella Blow left behind a large and eclectic wardrobe. In 2010, The Honourable Daphne Guinness purchased the entire collection, saving it from being broken up at auction. The collection has since undergone meticulous archiving and conservation in preparation for the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition.This panel discussion looks at the process behind preparing the Isabella Blow Collection for the purposes of exhibiting, and the difficult task of preserving the histories imbued into each garment and accessory.

Panel discussion with:
  • Caroline Evans, Professor of Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins
  • Liz Rose, textile conservator at the Imperial War Museum
  • Shonagh Marshall, co-curator of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! and archivist of the Isabella Blow Collection

To book tickets please go to the events page.