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The New York fash community is all a-buzz over fashion icon Daphne Guinness' impending public display of preparation for the Met Ball that will take place in the famed Barneys windows on May 2. Over the weekend, New York Times fashion critic and straight-shooter Cathy Horyn weighed in with her take on high-concept occasion. While she might not be so into the idea, at least she's a supportive pal. "Do I think my friend is nutty? Yes, a little. Brave, definitely. And I am far from confident at this stage that anyone can create a performance-art piece with fashion that will mean anything, least of all in a luxury store window on Madison Avenue, and a time when apparel isn't selling so well. But I'll go anyway, just to see." [NYT; Previously]