Peeking into an editor’s closet of coveted clothes may be the new “thing” but no closet stands up against The Honourable Daphne Guinness. The 21st century fashion icon, is set to debut her archive of fantastical clothes, in partnership with the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), this September in New York. Said to be only the second star to display their garments in public form (the first was the incomparable Iris Apfel at the Met in 2005), Guinness will lend over 100 garments and accessories to the FIT in celebration of fashion as art.
Set in space inspired by her New York apartment, Guinness’ exhibit includes over 25 unseen designs by the late Alexander McQueen (different from those on display at the Met Museum), as well as pieces from her favourite labels including Dior, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, demi-couture from Azzedine Alaïa, hats by Philip Treacy and custom shoes from Christian Louboutin.
Daphne Guinness at the FIT Museum opens September 16, 2010 and runs till January 7, 2012. Admission is free.
Catch Guinness in motion in this new short film directed by Brennan Stasiewicz highlighting the Icon’s performance art piece inside a Barney’s window: