The Museum of Daphne Guinness

26 February 2010

Do you ever spend an afternoon ‘sorting out’ your wardrobe (trying things on and basically making a mess)? Do you ever finger your old threads wistfully and feel a bit sorry for them because they don’t get much of an airing anymore?Well, instead of a swapping session with friends or a trip down to the Oxfam shop, heiress Daphne Guinness has to come up with a more momentous solution. 

She's well known for her penchant for couture, including pieces she’s collaborated on with designers herself, making them truly unique. To allow some of these fash treasures – think Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Comme Des Garçons, and Azzedine Alaïa to be seen by the world, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are going to exhibit between 80 and 100 pieces of her marvels next year in September.

Not only this, but publishers Yale University Press are working with Miss Guinness on a book to accompany the event. (Straight on the Christmas list, ta very much) Wondering why they need two and a half years to pull together? Could it be that the collection from which the 100 pieces are to be whittled from is big enough to drive a golf buggy through? *sigh*


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