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Designed for Destruction | Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen

For a time, starting in the early 1990s, Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen were inseparable—fashion muse and master—lovers without the sex. They shared something else: a self-loathing so intense it would devour them both, with Blow’s suicide in 2007 and McQueen’s in 2010. In an adaptation from her new book, Champagne Supernovas, Maureen Callahan reveals how two great British talents lost the battle of their lives.

Photograph by David LaChapelle.