Friday, August 5, 2011

Daphne Guinness Couture

Style icon, Daphne Guinness is set to open an exhibition of her couture collection this September. The museum at FIT will host Daphne's extraordinary collection of pieces from such designers as Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Nina Ricci. I was lucky enough to photograph Daphne a few times at Paris Couture Week, and her outfits never disappoint!

Daphne Gunniess' devotion to wearing couture, and being a muse to Karl Lagerfeld makes her a true style icon. She truly appreciates the work of the couture houses and the craft that goes into each handmade piece. She has famously said, “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.”

The exhibition will run from September 16 through January 7, 2012. You can find more details at the FIT website. The exhibition will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection, plus films, videos, and images, of and by her. This is just yet another reason for me to visit New York! I guess I better go book my ticket... Paris to New York!!!

*photos courtesy of FIT


  1. Hi Sarah, great post, I love the pictures you took of Daphne! Will you come to NY for this exhibit? I am definitely going. Let me know if you are here and want to meet!

  2. I adore Daphne Guiness! Let me know if/when you come to NYC. Washington, D.C. is just a short train ride away, I can come up so we can finally meet in person :)

  3. I will let you both know if I make it there for the exhibition! It would be so nice to finally meet both of you! I just have to convince my boyfriend to make our next vacation to New York City! I have never been there and am dying to go!!