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Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

1 of 3 portraits of Isabella Blow

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow, by David LaChapelle, 1996 - NPG P1403 - © David LaChapelle Courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations

© David LaChapelle Courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

by David LaChapelle
C-type colour print, 1996
28 7/8 in. x 39 7/8 in. (734 mm x 1012 mm)
Purchased, 2010
Primary Collection
NPG P1403

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This double portrait of the enfant terrible of British fashion and his friend and muse, was published as part of a feature in the March 1997 'Swinging London' edition of Vanity Fair, which also included articles on Damien Hirst, the Spice Girls and Tony Blair. LaChapelle's photograph was taken at Hedingham Castle, Essex. Dubbed 'The Provocateurs' by editor David Kamp, the pair are dressed in McQueen and Blow's hat is by milliner Philip Treacy.

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