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Daphne Guinness' exhibit at the Museum at FIT opened up on Thursday night, and WWD reports that she was pretty nervous about the whole thing. As nervous as, say, the average person might be while trying to walk in those McQueen heels, above. "I'm very nervous, I have no idea if people will like it or not like it. I've been working on this for two years and it's been a collaborative effort. This whole experience, putting this together, has been very surreal."
The exhibit features 100 items from Guinness' personal collection, all displayed in a part of the museum meant to look like her New York apartment. The collection includes heavy hitters like McQueen, Chanel, Dior, and Valentino, and even some not-so heavy hitters, like 22-year-old dancer-turned-designer Hogan McLaughlin, who created the metal coat Guinness wore to the opening. How did he land such a sweet gig? He tells WWD: "I followed her on Twitter."
· Daphne Guinness Exhibit Bows at Museum at FIT [WWD]
· More McQueen on Display: FIT's Daphne Guinness Exhibit [Racked NY]
· Daphne Guinness [The Museum at FIT]