SHE IS THE TRUE SYNTHESIS BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST, MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS, LIKE LEE [MCQUEEN], LIKE YSL … THEY ARE ARTISTS. DAPHNE IS HERSELF, WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.”
“She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living”
Daphne Guinness, style icon, fashion enigma, art collector, promoter of eccentricity, fashion art and cutting-edge couture. She is a fashion patron, friend and muse to the most prolific visionaries including Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow or Karl Lagerfeld. In the Undressed movie directed by Brennan Stasiewicz Daphne highlights the meaning of art and fashion in her life explaining : when I start doing something visual its because I cant express it by words.
The present exhibition in Museum at FIT dedicated to Daphne Guinness, targets at different angle of the fashion world featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection
including creations by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Lacroix Haute Couture, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, GarethPugh, her own designs, as well as previously unseen pieces by Alexander McQueen
The exhibition will also showcase films, videos, and images of and by her. The exhibition runs from September 16 to January 7, 2012.
“Craftmanship needs to return….We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty”
said Daphne Guinness as a judge for the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize