Saturday, September 24, 2011

DAPHNE GUINNESS @ The Museum at FIT,New York.

                            Over the years we have had several ladys of chic.                                                                                                             Couture clients,muses and fashion icons.

Daphne Guinness is the last one from a long list.
Here are some of my favorites ladys of the fashion world.
                                                                                                                                  Nan Kempner,the 70’s

Seen here in the same blouse years apart.

Socialite extraordinaire she was the first one to mixte various couture designer in a same outfit.
After her passing the Costume Institute had an exhibition : Nan Kempner: American Chic ( 2007 ) celebrating the cool glamour, spare elegance, and iconic style of one of the most renowned members of the Best-Dressed List’s Hall of Fame through a selection of works by her favorite designers and couture ensembles.

Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis,the 80’s

 Known as the punk princess and "Princess TNT", Gloria was an icon in the 1980s. She was known for her exuberant and lavish spending and whirlwind social life.

Isabella Blow,the 90's  

                                                                                                                                                                    was an English magazine editor and international style icon. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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.

Daphne's favorite, Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow's wardrobe (which she bought to preserve the style of the late fashion editor), garments from designers like Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and Valentino are in the exhibition.
If in New York or just visiting don't miss this exhibit.

A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!

1 comment:

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