Daphne Guinness Museum at FIT Exhibition

Daphne Guinness

From September 16,2011 to January 7,2012 the Museum at FIT will have an exhibit dedicated to the Honourable Daphne Guinness. The exhibit will feature approximately one hundred garments and accessories from Guinness’s private collection, plus films, videos and images of and by her. Daphne, who is a heiress of the Guinness family is one of the world’s foremost haute couture collectors and the exhibit will showcase never before seen designs of Alexander McQueen and other haute couture pieces from Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Dior and Valentino. Other designers represented at this exhibition will be Tom Ford, Azzedine Alaia, Dolce&Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Phillip Treacy, Christian Louboutin and Noritaka Tatehana. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book written by Daphne Guinness and Valerie Steele with all of the proceeds from the book will going to FIT. Below is a preview of the pieces that will be on view:

Alexander McQueen

Nina Ricci

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