Dana Thomas is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, published by The Penguin Press in 2007. Since 1995 she has served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Décor and was the European editor of Condé Nast Portfolio. She lives in Paris.

In death as in life fashion editor and muse Isabella Blow continues to fascinate. Dana Thomas reviews two new biographies of her unusual and exotic life.