From her platinum-and-black striped hair to her towering 10-inch heels, from her to-die-for couture collection to her amazing jewelry, Daphne Guinness completely embodies the rarified personal style of a fashion icon. “She is one of the – if not the – most stylish women living,” says designer and film director Tom Ford.
Daphne Guinness will reveal how Guinness, who is not only a serious collector of couture but also a creative force in her own right, uses fashion to transform herself. As her friend, art historian, John Richardson, puts it: “She’s the object of her own creativity. Her persona is her own masterpiece.”
For those of us to adore fashion, and staying up on tastemakers with an abundance of originality, the pattern for this Fashion Institute of Technology, exhibit was cut just for us! Daphne Guinness is a women of original style who walks to the gentle hum of her stilettos and death defying platforms tapping the streets, in the style struck jungle.
The soundtrack accompanying her gracious walk would be a hybrid of Chaka Khans "I'm every woman", anything Madonna, Lady Gaga and some U2 thrown in for good vibe and measure.
I would as well love to see the infamous 'never to be sold' fashion estate of the late Isabella Blow. A collection that was to be sold Fall 2010 via Christie's Auction. A collection full of Phillip Treacy hats, Manolo Blahnik footwear and glorious McQueens. Alexanders of course not Stevens!
Seriously, beyond the bits that are written about her, and 140 character post read on Twitter I do not know who she really is. I would love to sit with Ms. Guinness over London Fog, both us wearing t-shirts and jeans and just talk. Beyond the fantasy frocks being a second skin, I almost feel the clothing is a shield from the world. I welcome to know who Daphne Guinness really is.
So Daphne, if you want to chill and talk - you know where to find me. And yes, I still would love to see your closet!
Daphne GuinnessSpecial Exhibitions Gallery
September 16 through January 7, 2012
Museum at the Fashion Institute of TechnologySeventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City
Museum HoursTuesday-Friday – noon-8 pm
Saturday –10 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
Admission is free and open to the public
Several images courtesy of http://daphneguinness.tumblr.com