Daphne Guinness Comes Out of Her Closet...
Aug 05, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
And goes into the museum. For her exhibit at the Museum at FIT, Daphne Guinness delved in deep into her magical wardrobe -- which I think leads, if not to Narnia, at least to Bergdorf's -- and chose some 100 of her most enviable garments and accessories to go on display from September 16 through January 7.
In a statement explainig the concept of Daphne Guinness, the exhibit not the person, the Museum wrote:
While there have been many exhibitions devoted to great fashion designers, only a few have focused on individual women of style. Yet certain singular women play a crucial role in fashion. Known as fashion or style icons, they are a special type of fashion insider, one who not only inspires designers and brings their clothes to life, but actually creates a look that affects the way other people dress and/or think about dressing.
Housed in a space designed to look like her New York apartment, the centerpiece of Daphne Guinness will no doubt be her 24 Alexander McQueen pieces.
However, visitors can also expect a healthy sampling from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Nina Ricci and Valentino, as well as Guinness' own designs.