BREAKING NEWS: BARNEYS NEW YORK and DAPHNE GUINNESS Team Up for Performance Art Piece

As she eloquently explains in her recent article for Vogue.com, consummate haute couture collector and style icon Daphne Guinness will soon collaborate with Barneys New York on a performance art piece.

Beginning May 2, the windows of Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship will unveil a series of looks curated from Ms. Guinness’s extensive fashion archives, in addition to a selection of pieces from the former wardrobe of editor and fashion icon Isabella Blow. As she articulates in the Financial Times, Ms. Guinness’s auction-stopping decision to purchase Ms. Blow’s entire archive in 2010 was an effort to keep her dear friend’s legacy intact.

Ms. Guinness’s six-week collaboration with Barneys will include a short film that provides a glimpse into her life, and several experiential moments that use the famed Barneys windows as a backdrop. Most notably, Ms. Guinness will dress for the Met’s Costume Institute Gala in the windows of the Madison Avenue flagship. It comes as no surprise that she plans to wear a look by Alexander McQueen, the designer who once counted her among his greatest muses.

The project’s launch will coincide with the opening of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To read more about the collaboration on Elle.com, click here.

– Tory Hoen

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images

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