Cathy Horyn Has Mixed Feelings on Daphne Guinness Getting Dressed in the Window at Barneys

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"On May 2, when Daphne Guinness climbs into a window at Barneys New York to prepare for the Costume Institute gala that evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I hope I have my own frock ready so I can go and watch," Horyn writes. "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." You? [On the Runway/NYT]