Daphne Guinness puts her NY apartment on the market…for £8.8million!

02 February 2012 by

She’s known for her extravagant lifestyle. And it looks like style icon Daphne Guinness might have an extra bit (make that LOAD) of spending money after putting her New York apartment on the market… for a whopping £8.8million. (Think of all the shoooooooes!)

The Guinness heiress – who was a close friend of Alexander McQueen’s – bought the four-bedroom apartment on Fifth Avenue in 2008. Opposite Central Park, it has not been without its problems for Daphne.

In 2010, her downstairs neighbour sued her over allegations she had repeatedly let her bathtub overflow, causing water damage to his property.

In an interview last year Daphne, who also has a house in London, said the New York apartment was never meant to be a permanent move.

'This was a sort of stopover. I kind of land up in places by mistake, and I alight and spread out, and then I go to the next place and spread out. It does feel like jumping off one cliff after the next. You never know quite where you're going to land up.'

It’s not clear where Daphne will be moving. But her next place will need plenty of room…

She collects couture pieces, even buying the entire Isabella Blow collection when her sisters put it up for auction to settle debts on her estate.

At the time, she said, ‘She had an incredible eye and she truly loved her pieces, they're like a diary. I didn’t want to buy them and wear them, I wanted to buy them and keep them because I think it’s very interesting for students and people who are interested in fashion to see.’

Daphne, who describes her fashion sense as ‘tailoring plus chaos’, opened her wardrobe last year, putting it on display at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

With an estimated 2,500 pieces in her wardrobe - including Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Lacroix and Valentino - not to mention her 450 pairs of shoes, Daphne’s going to need a bigger place next time…



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