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This year, beer heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness is inviting all of New York to take part in her preparations for the Met Ball, the annual gala supporting the Met's Costume Institute. Passersby will be able to watch as Guinness prepares for the gala in the windows of Barneys as part of "Fashion as Art," an exhibit timed to the opening of the Alexander McQueen show at the Met.
According to the Post, "Fashion as Art" will run for six weeks and include other in-the-window performances as well as a short film on Guinness. Barneys also plans to display signature items from Guinness's formidable wardrobe, including some that once belonged to McQueen muse Isabella Blow. But it all begins with Guinness's Met Ball prep, which will take place the day of the ball, Monday, May 2.
· Dressing in Barneys Window [New York Post]