"A portrait of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen and magazine editor Isabella Blow has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG).
Burning Down by surrealist photographer David LaChapelle was originally published in Vanity Fair in 1997.
The shot was accompanied by an article branding McQueen and his mentor "The Provocateurs".
NPG director Sandy Nairne said he was "delighted" to receive the work, which is now on display in the gallery.
The portrait was shot at Hedingham Castle in Essex in 1996 and shows McQueen dressed as a woman, brandishing a flaming torch."
It is great to see this fab "local"-ish landmark make it to the BBC website (and the National Portrait Gallery).
Snow permitting, I will be at Hedingham Castle with Matt ArtPix, who will be having a stall at the "Made in Essex" Xmas art, craft and food fair on December 3rd and 4th. We will be staying in nearby Sudbury in a little B&B which promises to be quite fab...
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