The Museum at FIT, New York
September 16, 2011 – January 7, 2012
227 West 27th Street, New York
+1 212 217 4558

Daphne Guinness, one of today’s most original fashion icons, is the subject of the exhibition Daphne Guinness at The Museum at FIT, which features approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection, plus films, videos, and images of and by her.

From her platinum-and-black striped hair to her towering ten-inch heels, from her to-die-for couture collection to her amazing jewelry, Daphne Guinness completely embodies the rarified personal style of a fashion icon. “She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living,” says designer and film director Tom Ford. Her fans in the blogosphere describe her as “the ultimate fashion fantasy.”

Daphne Guinness will reveal how Guinness, who is not only a serious collector of couture but also a creative force in her own right, uses fashion to transform herself. As her friend, art historian, John Richardson, puts it: “She’s the object of her own creativity. Her persona is her own masterpiece.”

One of the highlights of the exhibition will be the wide range of extraordinary accessories, many of which were created in collaboration with Guinness. These include Philip Treacy’s hats and Shaun Leane’s “armor” jewelry, not to mention towering platform shoes made especially for her by Christian Louboutin and Noritaka Tatehana.