• STYLE ICON DAPHNE GUINNESS
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Shoe by Alexander McQueen. From the collection of Daphne Guinness, to be featured in the exhibition Daphne Guinness. Photograph courtesy The Museum at FIT.
Dress by Christian Lacroix, jacket by Alexander McQueen. From the collection of Daphne Guinness, to be featured in the exhibition Daphne Guinness. Photograph courtesy The Museum at FIT.
ATMOSPHERE IN THE EXHIBITION GALLERY AT FIT

    FROM ANOTHER PLANET

    17 December 2011

    by Katja Schmolka

    She is an aristocratic beauty and a style icon. The daughter of Lord Moyne and the French beauty Suzanne Lisney. Daphne Guinness was born in London in 1976, where she also grew up. Daphne seems like a rose with a thorn ‐ excessive, pushing the limits and impulsive. But, deep inside this mother of three is a deeply sensitive, shy person who expresses herself through eccentric style, which she enjoys wearing at presentations. “I find it easier to express myself with my body, than with words,” said Guinness in an interview. She shows this magnificently in her breathtaking Live Performances in public places like the show windows of Barneys New York. Her trademark: hair dyed platinum blond with a black streak running through it, platform shoes with dizzyingly high heels and armour elements she includes in her dresses, like her famous silver glove.

    Daphne Guinness films, designs and performs

    Plus, she has one of the largest private collections of the most extraordinary haute couture clothing. 100 dresses and accessories from Daphne’s private collection, including Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Valentino, and many more are currently in a Special Exhibitions Gallery in The Museum at FIT in New York, and are still to be marveled at through January 7, 2012. The Co‐curator, probably the most widely‐read woman in fashion circles, is Director and Chief Curator at FIT, Dr. Valerie Steele.

    See you there!

    The Museum at FIT Museum Hours, Fashion Institute of Technology Tuesday-Friday Noon-8pm, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street Saturday 10am-5pm, New York City 10001-5992 Admission is free


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