In case you have no clue who Daphne Guinness is, she is kinds Lady Gaga before there was a Lady Gaga here is an excerpt from her Wikipedia entry: The Honourable Daphne Diana Joan Suzannah Guinness (born 9 November 1967 in Hampstead, London ) is an artist of Irish, English, and French descent and an heiress of the Guinness family. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1994.
Guinness has designed a range of clothing with Dover Street Market and released an eponymous fragrance in 2009 with Comme des Garçons. Guinness has collected fashion, specifically haute couture, for a number of years, and in 2010 bought the entire wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow , in her owns words, to ‘prevent Issie’s possessions becoming mere morbid memorabilia… to preserve it’. She has a fascination with armour, and in 2006 approached her great friend Shaun Leane to create a gold and diamond arm glove. Titled ‘Contra Mundum’ or ‘Against The World’, this handcrafted, intricately made objet d’art took five years to create and develop and is perhaps one of the most technically advanced pieces in the world of artisan jewels.
Guinness is prominent in the fashion world as a journalist and collector of haute couture. She has an interest in the use of armour in fashion. She was a model in Naomi Campbell‘s Fashion for Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti in 2010. In September 2010, NARS Cosmetics will launch a new collection dedicated to her.
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For Daphne Guinness lovers, which we might just be, it takes a lot to shock. Between the crazy clothes, the getting dressed in store windows, the dating a married French philosopher and wearing McQueen’s famous 10-inch armadillo shoes, there’s not much Daphne can do or say that would surprise us.
But this line from the New Yorker made us smile:
Teresa Alfonso, Guinness’s personal assistant, tried to get her to eat some of the pasta that had been prepared for the production team. “If I eat, I can’t work,” Guinness, who had been subsisting on Red Bull and Ensure, said. “I’ll eat when I’m dead.”
But of course. Why waste time doing something so mundane, so banal, so unartistic as putting food in one’s mouth?
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