Style Scoop: Isabella Blow on Display, Parsons Cuts Galliano Gig, Swarovski Sparks Up ‘Motown’ Musical


If you know anything about Philip Treacy’s muse, Isabella Blow, then you know the fearless icon had a sense of style that was unmatched. Now, you can get a look at the late maverick’s wardrobe up close and personal. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! will open on November 20 at London’s Somerset House, and is set to feature 100 pieces from her closet. [Glam Chic]

It turns out that John Galliano won’t be teaching at Parsons after all. The former Christian Dior creative director was slated to lead a three-day master class for graduating students at the art and design institute, but the Show Me Emotion workshop has been cancelled. “It was a condition of our agreeing to host Mr. Galliano that we also hold a larger forum, which would include a frank discussion of his career,” and email to students read. “Ultimately, an agreement could not be reached with Mr. Galliano regarding the details of that forum, and so the program will not move forward.” [Grazia Daily]

From the glitz to the glamour, Motown: The Musical has it all. It’s no wonder that the Tony Award contender teamed up with Swarovski to outfit the leading ladies, including Valisia LeKae who reprised Diana Ross during her time as a Supreme. Check out this video where costume designer Esosa explained the “journey of the show through the crystals.” [ELLE]

Met Ball attendees aren’t the only ones to go punk. Exhibit A: the windows at legendary retailer Bergdorf Goodman. The Fifth Avenue landmark is taking a walk on the wild side in a nod to the Met Institute’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit, opening tomorrow. Think spikes, skulls, and studs from Christian Louboutin, Chanel, and more, in an homage to punk culture, past, present, and future. [Racked]

The next round of DailyCandy collaborations has landed! This time around, the site's editors teamed up with Warby Parker, Isa's Restoratives, Forage, and more for six, exclusive products that you can get your hands on now including spring sunnies, metallic clutches, and leather goods. [DailyCandy]

Speaking of chic collaborations, The Giving Keys charitable accessories brand has teamed up with HelloGiggles (from Zooey Deschanel), for limited-edition friendship necklaces that you can purchase now through the end of May. The BFF pendant features an oxidized, brass key for only $59, which will help The Giving Keys spread inspiration and employ men and women in tandem with the United Way. [GLAM Inbox]

China better prepare for a British invasion: Asos is heading their way this October The e-tailer known for bringing high-street style to the masses, is adapting its dotcom for the Chinese market with a local distribution center and new payment methods. [Business of Fashion]

TopShop is following in the footsteps of luxury brands and entering the cruise and pre-season space. Its Topshop Unique collection will launch a Pre-Fall 2013-14 collection tomorrow with a “grown-up, pared-back and simple aesthetic,” according to fashion director Emma Widen. [Vogue UK]