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Holy moly that blue jacket is so fab. I love it.

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Daphne Guinness Would Like To Rid The World Of Sweatpants

Leave it to eccentric style icon Daphne Guinness to tell it like it is. Earlier this week, we reminded you of Cher Horowitz’s unforgettable quote in Clueless about the state of fashion among teenage boys in the 90’s.

“It looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair — ew — and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon?”

We felt Cher’s pain, and apparently Daphne does, too. While at a fashion event in Mayfair, Guinness opened up about her disappointment in the way people today dress. Remember, this is coming from a woman who wears Rick Owens to work out.

“You can tell the state of civilization by the way people dress. If the people who fought two World Wars came back to 2010 and saw all of us running around in tracksuits, what would they think? It is just being sloppy. And it is not about the money, it is a mindset.”

**edited out weight talk**

So to review — if Guinness were to add on to our list of trends we miss, dressing up would be number one. Note to self — throw out all sweatpants. It’s a small price to pay to heed a genius’ advice.

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Daphne is my Queen. Leave the trackpants at home kids.

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Daphne Guinness Dresses Up for the Old People Who Laugh at Her in Airports, Not the Fashion Crowd


Daphne Guiness, looking ethereal in Calvin Klein.Photo: Patrick McMullan

Who needs Lady Gaga in the Hamptons when you've got Daphne Guinness? At the annual AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) Cocktails at Sunset benefit on Steven Klein’s enormous estate in Bridgehampton, the heiress-artist wore a sort of haute couture Halloween costume in a crowd of women in summer dresses and men in bow ties and shorts. “I’m lightning!” she said, stretching out her arms and posing dramatically by the horse trough Klein had converted into a pool in the middle of a field. Guinness’s outfit consisted of a gray Calvin Klein dress, a headdress made of vintage flower jewelry and a silver veil, a cast iron bracelet molded to her arm and hand that functioned not unlike a wrist brace, and ten-or-so-inch platforms that looked suspiciously like Alexander McQueen lobster-claw heels (but were not).

Traveling the 100 yards or so from the pool to the silent art auction at the back of the event tent probably took close to an hour. Guinness held on to each partygoer in turn as she tottered over the uneven grass, burying her head in the crook of Klein’s neck at one point, and eventually suspending herself between a tent rope and a tent pole in some weird knock-kneed position that dropped her down ten inches and allowed her to stand on the side of her platforms rather than on their bottoms.

As she leaned forward to relieve her aching feet, Guinness accidentally spilled her Diet Coke on her Calvin Klein dress, and nearly knocked over a Julian Schnabel painting that had been propped against a nearby tent pole. But her feet were hurting so much, she explained, that she really didn’t care. “I sliced open my foot two days ago and I was supposed to get a bandage, but I didn’t, and I thought I’d be okay in these heels, because I can walk in any heels, but I’m not.”

Guinness looked around the party and sighed. “I’m dressed really weird.” Then again, she said she hadn’t dressed up for the fashion crowd. “I do it for the old people who laugh at me in airports,” she said. “I like to walk in with my heels and stand in front of people on their laptops and then drop down and suddenly they look up and you’re ten inches shorter,” she said, demonstrating her foot-relief technique. “And it gives everybody a good laugh. You can only dress like this if you get the humor of it.”

Guinness left before the Misshapes turned the music up so loud it probably could have been heard in Montauk, but Calvin Klein womenswear designer Francisco Costa gladly took over her center-of-attention duties. Quite the dancer, Costa grabbed the black shawl of a fellow partygoer and threw it over both their heads, turning the pair into a dirty-dancing fabric ghost. Then he proceeded to throw this reporter and Nacho Figueras’s wife, Delphine, around. CK menswear designer Italo Zucchelli was more reserved, but he did cop to having skinny-dipped during his morning run that day.

As for Gaga herself, she was nowhere to be seen, despite rumors that she and Madonna were hanging out in Klein’s house far away from the party. Steven Klein, as he does every year, made only a brief stop by the event for photos with Calvin Klein, Guinness, and some partygoers, then headed back to his idyllic life, which involves a constant flow of free wine from his neighbors, Channing Daughters Winery, and horse riding. He show jumps, like Betty Draper, but he’s never seen an episode of Mad Men, he said, because, “I don’t own a TV.” Nor does he want one: “I never get bored.”
Klein said he gladly would have helped Gaga find a house for the summer, but he doubted the rumors were true. “I didn’t know she was buying. She didn’t tell me. And she can’t be renting since she’s on tour for most of the summer.” Did he feel like Gaga was trying to copy Madonna, first with her style, and now her interest in hanging out in the Hamptons? “No,” he said, “she’s probably trying to copy me.”

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It must be quite the sight to see Daphne bob up and down in those heels. I can't even imagine running into her at the airport dressed to the nines. I think I would die :p.

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"a cast iron bracelet molded to her arm and hand that functioned not unlike a wrist brace"

I wonder if that's by Shaun Leane? Weren't they collaborating on hand armour? Would love to see a better pic.

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there is a "tragic" aspect in that article I don't like.

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My shoe story is:

A special pair of shoes which I remember really well were the Alexander McQueen 'reptilian' shoes which I wore to a Nars event. I still had on all that mad make-up on from the shoot for the campaign on the same day, as I didn't have time to go home. The stylist had all my clothes and shoes and took them away somewhere so I had to wear something from the shoot for the event. Of course all the model sample shoes were huge and I have quite tiny feet in comparison. I picked out one of the green dresses from the collection and also a pair of shoes that were a size 42. So I got some Dr Scholl gel pads and cut them and put them against the tissue so my toes were pressed up against that. Afterwards I got a call from Alexander saying "What are you doing wearing those shoes when you're a size 37! They're massive for you! You really are the limit Daphne! How did you walk in them?" and I said "Actually they were fine!" They are very comfortable because they're not very heavy. The curvature on the shoes is quite extreme but it's just like being on stilts. They're bloody easy compared to what I normally have to walk in and they're really good for your back and they stretch your calf muscles. People think they look weird and men really hate them, but actually there's a lot of function to them! I could do handstands in them if I wanted to!
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ONCE described as no longer a person, but a concept by the French writer Bernard-Henri Lévi, Daphne Guinness is one of the world's most glamorous women. With an enviable couture collection, a passion for jewellery, a notable fortune and designer friends including Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa, Acne's Jonny Johansson, Giorgio Armani, the Rodarte sisters and jeweller Shaun Leane, she is a fashion force to be reckoned with.

She is make-up supremo François Nars' muse - appearing in his NARS campaigns - and, this year, she is a part of the judging committee of the Dorchester Fashion Prize. She has created her own perfume in collaboration with Comme des Garcons and worked with Dover Street Market to release her own label - Daphne.

She was born in 1967 and, at the age of 19, she married Spyros Niarchos - son of the immensely wealthy Greek shipping magnate, Starvos. Together, they have three children - Nicolas, 20, Alexis, 19, and Ines, 15 - and Daphne now bases herself in New York in order to be closer to Nicolas, who is studying at Yale (her other two children are at borading school).

Her family is as intricate as her couture collection - she is the daughter of brewery heir Jonathan Guinness, granddaughter to Diana Mitford, great-niece to Nancy Mitford. She was brought up in England and Ireland, holidaying in Spain every summer, where she used to swim in Salvador Dali's lobster-filled pool.

we take a look at the woman whose style has been the topic of countless newspaper columns and the inspiration to many.
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^ That one in the purple with the long hair is amazing- I never think of Daphne as a preppy cheerleader type!!

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^haha! her ex-husband looks like albert de Monaco.

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Daphne Guinness Wants to Wear an LCD Screen
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Clearly Daphne Guinness’ penchant for vertiginous footwear is preventing her from teetering alongside the masses these days. Or at least she misses "people walking down the streets with umbrellas and hats,” she tells the Wall Street Journal. Clad in a tiara-like head contraption (a “thunderstorm hat” she explains) at Steven Klein’s Bridgehampton manse over the weekend, Guinness also sported a gray, floor-length Calvin Klein gown and self-made body jewelry. Despite owning her fair share of couture, to say nothing of the collection left by the late Isabella Blow, Guinness’ wardrobe is apparently still lacking. “There's one fabric I've been looking for for five years,” she says. “It's like an LCD screen, but it's supple.” According to Guinness, the fabric would allow wearers to play movies on it, but the military’s got first dibs on any optioning. Pesky details haven’t derailed her quest, however. “I keep asking them, 'Can't you just give me a little bit?'"


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^ I love this latest outfit. She looks so fab.

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wow, I really would like to see that soft LCD screen fabric on her! I never knew something like that can exist...

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Jezebel have just done a "Daphne 101" feature...

http://jezebel.com/5614012/whats-the...nness/gallery/

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