Although there is something slightly mythical about Daphne Guinness, something hard to put into words, it has been done. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT in New York, has just published Daphne Guinness, a coffee-table tome that serves as an extended interview with Guinness herself.
Inside, Guinness explains to Steele the roots of her sense of personal style, the characteristics that she believes define her, the friendships that have served her, the collaborations that have inspired her, and more. And if you know anything about Daphne Guinness, you know that these aren’t unknown people. On the contrary, Guinness counts Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino Garavani, and Azzedine Alaia as friends; she was also incredibly close with the late designer Alexander McQueen. In addition to her stories, you will find illustrations and photographs, putting the spotlight on the world Guinness lives in.
Daphne Guinness (29.70) is available now at Amazon.com. Our verdict? Consider this a must-buy gift for the fashion lover in your life.