Who’s That Girl? Daphne Guiness
The exhibit will be shown until Jan. 7, 2012 and features several dresses, futuristic shoes, and even medieval armor-inspired outfits from Guinness’ collection of over 2,500 garments collected between 1995 and 2011. I can imagine picking only 100 was a tough task for the FIT museum coordinators!
Her bold and fearless style along with the keen knowledge and respect for the art of fashion is what sets this trailblazer apart from models before her... “What draws me to fashion is art… and certainly not fashion as a status symbol,” says Daphne. “This exhibition is done for the benefit of those out there, students or otherwise, who share this love.”I was inspired by this quote alone, and her love for high fashion as art rather than material possessions. Stepping into this small portion of her collection was like stepping into fashion’s future! Elegant dresses, sequins, metals, feathers, silk, suede, jersey, lace, wool, leather, spandex, long jackets, double breasted tailcoats…this exhibit has it all. All fashionistas are highly encouraged to see this exhibit!