This is the Honourable Daphne Suzannah Diana Guinness… aka Daphne Guinness, fashionista extraordinaire.
For those unfamiliar, Ms. Guinness is one of the most relevant figures in modern couture. She is one part designer muse, one part couture historian and one part creative genius. She is surrounded by intrigue- some created, some not. And yes, she is an heiress of the Guinness family (yes, the beer). Truly, I cannot explain who Daphne Guinness is in one paragraph (I tried in multiple drafts!), but if you are interested you can read more about her here.
I will say this- Daphne Guinness (among other things) is known for her amazing couture collection and her unabashed sense of personal style:
Clearly Daphne Guinness has penchant for the dramatic and an understanding of fashion as art. Therefore, it is not surprising that on September 16th, New York’s FIT Museum will be opening an exhibit of more than 100 pieces from her personal collection.
Having worked in collaboration with many of the top designers on one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as having curated a collection of iconic pieces, one can only begin to imagine the extravagance of this show.
But, why imagine?! Especially when I can give you a little sneak peek as to what’s in store! Here are some of the shoes that will be displayed:
What do you think? Are you interested to see what else is in Daphne Guinness’ closet?