VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 1 -- Daphne Guinness
Model/designer/artist/film-maker/fashion muse Daphne Guinness is a dreamy apparition (above). She favors couture from McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Lacroix, Tom Ford, Alaia and others, which she wears in her distinctive way. When asked about her near-obsession with couture, and her considerable support of young designers and artists, her reason is very clear; 'We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty.' An exhibition of her collection of couture garments and accessories was recently displayed at the FIT museum, and a book authored by fashion critic/historian Valerie Steele has just been issued. An extensive archive of her many looks (including the racier ones) can be seen at http://daphneguinness.tumblr.com/. Daphne is a rare one who must be commended for remaining true to her self (and her individual vision).