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.
Lady Gaga Bids a Record-Breaking $133,000 for an Alexander McQueen Gown at Daphne Guinness's Auction
Yesterday Daphne Guinness put 102 fabulous items from her closet on the block at Christie's to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation in memory of her late friend and editor, who committed suicide in 2007. According to the Telegraph, Guinness was hoping to raise about £100,000 ($155,994) and instead pulled in almost quintuple that amount, a whopping £476,800 (about $743,782). Among the big ticket items were a Mario Testino portrait of the beer heiress which went for £133,250 ($207,862), and in the process set a new world record selling price for a Testino picture. Another big spender bought an Alexander McQueen dress--called The Girl Who Lived In The Tree (at left)--for £85,250 ($132,985), which also set a record as the most ever spent on a McQueen piece. Turns out the girl with deep pockets was most likely Lady Gaga, a friend and champion of the late designer and a fangirl of both Blow and Guinness.