Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

I hope you have seen the Daphne Guinness exhibit at FIT already, but in the event you haven’t, I hope these photographs make you want to go. Even if you have already walked through, you’re in need of a re-visit. I have never been in the presence of so much couture before, there isn’t even this much shown in Paris in January and July. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but it is not an exaggeration to say that Daphne’s clothing collection is truly extraordinary. I remember back to last August when I was interviewing her and she described the process she and Valerie Steele -Director of the Museum at FIT- went through to curate the exhibit. The roughly 100 looks were styled by Ms.Guinness in one sitting during a trip to her clothing archive. Once you get past being in utter disbelief that a single woman can own such exquisite garments, you see the garments for what they truly are, pieces of art. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the wearability of her collection. Yes, the practical pieces were offset by some Gareth Pugh madness, but it was refreshing to see a classic, black velvet Alaia gown or Chanel jacket amidst the craziness that is couture. The exhibit is on display at the Museum at FIT until January 7th – appropriately, my birthday. I think that is some sort of sign. I don’t quite know yet what it indicates, but it has to mean something… Please go see it and let me know what you think!

The shoes…

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Photographs from the opening…

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

Daphne at FIT

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  1. Adri Gal says:

    Incredible silhouettes…what excites me is knowing that all of this started with just a simple muslin…to know that something so small created such a grand piece…through the mind of a human being. Incredible.

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