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This fall, The Museum at FIT will be devoting an entire exhibit to the famously stylish beer heiress Daphne Guinness. The show opens September 16, offering a hit of fashion methadone for all those suffering withdrawal from the Met's McQueen exhibit—not to mention NYFW, which ends the day before. Running through January 7, the exhibit will present 100 pieces from Guinness's personal collection in a space designed to look like her New York apartment. (We dearly hope this means daily bathtub floods.)
A statement from the museum explains the concept behind the show:
While there have been many exhibitions devoted to great fashion designers, only a few have focused on individual women of style. Yet certain singular women play a crucial role in fashion. Known as fashion or style icons, they are a special type of fashion insider, one who not only inspires designers and brings their clothes to life, but actually creates a look that affects the way other people dress and/or think about dressing. In addition to Alexander McQueen, Guinness's collection includes designers like Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Tom Ford, Rick Owens, and Gareth Pugh. Check out some images in the gallery above, and watch out for exhibit add-ons like Daphne Guinness, a book to be published by Yale University Press, and "Fashion Icons and Insiders," a symposium at FIT on November 3 and 4.
· Daphne Guinness's Inability to Take a Bath Got Her Sued [Racked NY]
· The Museum at FIT [Official Site]