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Daphne Guinness’ exhibit at FIT

Daphne Guinness’ exhibit at FIT
October 5, 2011 TEAM POPBYTES
Daphne Guinness

Black and silver maned heiress Daphne Guinness continues to stir up interest in the fashion world, this time in a unique and intimate exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City (showing now through January 7th, 2012). Ms. Guinness designed the showing with museum director Valerie Steele, showcasing mouth-opening couture pieces she’s collected for years now. Especially prominent are exclusive pieces including ten-inch heels by Nina Ricci, and dresses by notables like Lacroix and close friend Alexander McQueen. All included there are over one hundred garments on display, only a smattering of her 2,500 piece wardrobe and a shoe closet with 450 pairs. Established designers weren’t the only featured players at the opening fete last month, newbie Hogan McLaughlin, a dancer turned designer (with no formal schooling in art, design, or fashion) got to dress Guinness. The opportunity came about via Twitter, according to McLaughlin, he simply followed her and the connection was made. Apparently in the fashion world, dreams really do come true!

Daphne Guinness