Saturday, 25 June 2011

Guinness is good for you

"I don't approach fashion; fashion approaches me!"

In the beginning there was La Marchesa Casati, who begat Elsa Schiaparelli, who begat Vivienne Westwood, who begat Isabella Blow. Then came Daphne Guinness...

Style icon, model, millionaire heiress and muse to Alexander McQueen, Miss Guinness has been named many times amongst the world's best dressed women. Her great-aunt was Nancy Mitford; her parents were close friends of Salvador Dali; her sister lived amongst the Warhol set. Her influence is everywhere.

"Life is a stage for Daphne, funerals or balls, she always makes a performance."

Daphne Guinness - Style Icon


  1. These are old pics? Lady Gaga has obviously "borrowed" a lot from her if these pics are pre-2011 - especially the last pic, which Gaga recreated and used as one of the promo pictures for her latest album...

  2. You guessed correctly that is what I was hinting at - the wholesale theft of other people's images by a certain top-selling "artiste" is so blatant. The only reason she hasn't been sued is because Alexander McQueen is dead. Jx

  3. PS Daphne Guinness in that last pic is wearing McQueen's "Highwayman" cloak from Autumn/Winter 2003. She wore it again at his funeral. Jx

  4. F'ing love Daphne. She's on twitter now.


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