The Isabella Blow Foundation x Hudson's Bay Launches "Fashion Blows" Exhibition
Kick Off Gala to be Hosted by Daphne Guiness and Liz Rodbell in Toronto
The Isabella Blow Foundation is partnering with Hudson’s Bay hosting the “Fashion Blows”, a fundraising event and exhibit celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art, Isabella Blow.
The events, set to kick off in Toronto on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with a fundraising dinner hosted by British style icon Daphne Guinness and Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, will mark the inaugural international event and exhibit.
The Isabella Blow Foundation has the vision to bring the exhibit to an international audience. Realizing this dream working with the Hudson’s Bay, the foundation’s fundraising initiative is now brought to Canada.
The Isabella Blow Foundation and Hudson’s Bay have established a Toronto-based committee for the event, which will be chaired by Suzanne Rogers. Funds raised will sponsor a Canadian fashion student to join the MA programme at Central Saint Martins in London, England, and will also support the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s leading hospital for mental health, based in Toronto. Corporate sponsors for the fundraising dinner include: Supporting Sponsor: Aimia, and Hotel Sponsor: Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.
Fashion Blows will open to the public at The Room at Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street on October 23 and will showcase a number of significant pieces from The Isabella Blow Collection; one of the most important private clothing archives of the late 20th Century/early 21st Century, now owned by Daphne Guinness. This includes garments from the many designer talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others. The capsule exhibit will run for 16 days and admission is free of charge.