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Daphne Guinness On Her Window Dressing Stunt: ‘I’m Not Dita Von Teese, Nor Shall I Be’

Daphne Guinness spoke to Cathy Horyn about her upcoming sartorial stunt — getting dressed for the Costume Institute Gala in the windows at Barneys New York. She previously explained to Vogue:I went for a meeting with Dennis Freedman, the ne…

Daphne Guinness spoke to Cathy Horyn about her upcoming sartorial stunt — getting dressed for the Costume Institute Gala in the windows at Barneys New York.

She previously explained to Vogue:

I went for a meeting with Dennis Freedman, the new creative director of Barneys, and to my considerable astonishment found myself agreeing to his exciting but giddying proposition to hand over the windows of Barneys for a six-week run starting May 2 to showcase pieces from my own collection that have special resonance for me (Daphne Guinness: Nothing for Sale?!). What was I thinking? As the crowning moment of the installation, I will be getting dressed and readied for the Costume Institute Gala in the windows–me as performance art! I am hoping that my costume (McQueen, of course) will fit.
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