Daphne Guinness Fashion Exhibit to Open Next Year

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

Daphne Guinness will exhibit 80 to 100 pieces from her clothing collection at F.I.T.'s museum from September 2011 through January 2012. The exhibit will include pieces by Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, and Azzedine Alaïa. Better yet, the exhibit will be immortalized in a book by the awfully scholarly sounding Yale University Press, which for now is the closest we'll come to our dream of Daphne Guinness penning her own version of Eat, Pray, Love (by the way, who's excited for THAT movie?). F.I.T.'s chief museum curator will work with Guinness on the exhibit, and plans to highlight Guinness's particular fashion interests, ranging from sleeves and neck ruffles to accessories including hats, veils, and ribbons. Sounds like the Met's Costume Institute has some serious competition. Let's hope F.I.T.'s won't include the same long lines and feelings of claustrophobia.

GUINNESS SHOW [WWD]