Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 2ND MARCH 2014

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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA 
 
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Dates:
20th November 2013 until 2nd March 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Wed, Fri to Sun 10am-6pm, last entry 5.15pm, Thu 10am-9pm, last entry 8.15pm, Jan 1, 12noon-6pm
 
PRICES
£12.50, concs £10, Mon £6.25
 

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Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!More than a hundred pieces from the private collection of the late British patron of fashion and art, Isabella Blow, are displayed at Somerset House in the Embankment Galleries. Among the extraordinary garments in Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! are pieces by the designers she discovered including Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald. Born into the British aristocracy, Isabella's thirty year career began in the early 80s as Anna Wintour's assistant at US Vogue. Back in London six years later, she worked at Tatler, British Vogue and as Fashion Director of the Sunday Times Style. Also known for discovering models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant, one section of the exhibition features one of Isabella's most famous and successful shoots, 'Anglo Saxon Attitudes', created with Steven Meisel for British Vogue in 1993. The shoot featured Stella Tennant, Honor Fraser, Plum Sykes, Bella Freud and Lady Louise Campbell, and was the first time any of them had been in a magazine.

 

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!  Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow:,,Burning Down The House, 1996, London ©,,David LaChapelle Studio, Inc.  

   
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Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow:,,Burning Down The House, 1996, London ©,,David LaChapelle Studio, Inc. 

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Underground Stations

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Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
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Time: Tattoo Art TodayTime: Tattoo Art TodayTime: Tattoo Art TodayTime: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's leading and most influential tattoo artists. The likes of Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon have been commissioned to create a completely new work that's based on the theme of time, presenting it on any medium an22nd August 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Time: Tattoo Art Today
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd July to 5th October 2014
VENUE  Somerset House 
Time: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's leading and most influential tattoo artists. The likes of Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon have been commissioned to create a completely new work that's based on the theme of time, presenting it on any medium an... More about this event
 
Family Drop-In Workshop: Tattooed Titans (Ages 6-12)Family Drop-In Workshop: Tattooed Titans (Ages 6-12)Themed art activities.6th September 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Family Drop-In Workshop: Tattooed Titans (Ages 6-12)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 6th September 2014 - 12noon-3pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
Themed art activities.
London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekFor the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhib12th September 2014Tuesday 16th September 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
London Fashion Week
event > Shopping
DATES  12th to 16th Sep 2014
VENUE  Somerset House 
For the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhib... More about this event
 
National Open Art AwardsNational Open Art AwardsWorks in a variety of media.17th September 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
National Open Art Awards
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th September to 26th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
Works in a variety of media.
London Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendAlong with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about 18th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
London Fashion Weekend
event > Exhibitions
DATES  18th to 21st Sep 2014
VENUE  Somerset House 
Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about ... More about this event
 
1:54 - Contemporary African Art Fair1:54 - Contemporary African Art Fair16th October 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free Event 
1:54 - Contemporary African Art Fair
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Oct 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
 

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Time: Tattoo Art Today
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Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

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Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

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The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

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Theatre | Until 31st October 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Bakersfield Mist
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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