Daphne Guinness, the McQueen darling and Irish Beer heiress, has put her creative talents to use on screen. Her first short film, The Phenomenology of Body, debuts on The New York Times Style Magazine website today. The film, set to LCD Soundsystem, features a chronological exhibit of fashion throughout time. The camera rotates around the models' (Jessica Joffe's even in there!) bodies, first wearing an apple, later a Victorian gown, then a veil, all set against a black wall. We're kind of obsessed with Daphne Guinness - and would probably love anything she touched - but this video is really beautiful and hopefully just the start of her foray into other creative fields.
Isabella Blow's Collection Sold to Daphne Guinness
This afternoon, the Telegraph reported that Isabella Blow's fashion collection was purchased in its entirety through a private sale at Christie's in London. Blow, a British fashion editor and creative director, is best known for nurturing the talents of emerging designers, the most famous of them being Alexander McQueen. The collection of clothing and photography was originally planned to go up for auction in September, and each piece would have been sold separately. In Hilary Alexander's story for the Telegraph, she writes that "the buyer wishes to remain private, but is committed to keeping the collection together." Later, the New York Times added an interesting fact: The wardrobe, which includes 90 McQueen outfits, several early dresses by John Galliano, and over 50 hats by Philip Treacy, was bought by avant-garde heiress Daphne Guinness.