Daphne Guinness Wardrobe On Display At FIT Museum
p>Daphne Guinness, the Irish brewery heiress who became famous for her fashion sense, is opening up her closet to New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.
Around 100 of her garments and accessories are going on display through January at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The collection includes never-before-displayed pieces from designers such as the late Alexander McQueen, who was a personal friend of the heiress's, as well as Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Valentino.
"She is one of the – if not the – most stylish women living,” said designer and film director Tom Ford in a press release.
Guinness, 43, co-curated the exhibit with Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, The exhibition’s design is inspired by Guinness’s New York apartment, and will feature a series of Guinness' images, videos and films, including "The Phenomenology of the Body," "Mnemosyne," which was inspired by her perfume, and "Tribute to Alexander McQueen."
The exhibit also includes garments designed for, with and by Guinness, including 10-inch platform heels custom-designed by McQueen, Noritaka Tatehana and Christian Louboutin. FIT will also release a book, "Daphne Guinness" written by Guinness and Steele, the proceeds of which benefit FIT.