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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300176635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300176636
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, New York. Daphne Guinness is prominent in the fashion world as a fashion icon, journalist and collector of haute couture.

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Anyone who appreciates the fine art that is DAPHNE GUINNESS will LOVE this book.
Tamara A. Woodruff
It is always refreshing to read a book written by an icon and have it be surprising down to earth.
holt
I have looked through the photos of the book, but haven't finished the dialogue.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Evan Benz on December 27, 2011
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This book is filled with pictures of Daphne Guinness. On the less obvious side, also included are her thoughts and opinions on different topics, as well as her different thoughts and opinions on different people and vice versa.
It is not a traditional book in the Jack Kerouac style of sitting down at a typewriter with a roll of butcher paper and just letting it flow.
It's a full page picture or combination of smaller pictures with captions like ( Daphne wearing Chanel or Valentino). On the opposite page are small paragraphs. 1, 2, or 3 per page. With titles like Daphne on Armor, Daphne on Perfume, Daphne on Steve Klien, or Tom Ford on Daphne.

I love Daphne Guinness , so naturally - I loved the book.
My mom only likes Daphne Guinness , so naturally - she only liked the book.
and I could definitely see someone who hates Daphne Guinness , having absolutely no problem - hating this book.

At the end of the day - if you find Daphne Guinness to be interesting, and the occasional photo or small column in a fashion magazine, or appearance on a fashion documentary aren't really giving you enough and you want to know more or go further with your curiosity.
Then this is the book for you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tamara A. Woodruff on November 4, 2011
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This is a brilliant book by Valerie Steele and Daphne Guinness! I love the layout! It is so easy to read and so much fun. Anyone who appreciates the fine art that is DAPHNE GUINNESS will LOVE this book. It's the kind of book one can pick up read a bit and put it back down for later. It never gets old and would make an amazing holiday gift! Daphne Guinness will be seen in history as an innovator, an iconoclast but mainly as a woman who lives her life artistically and dares to be herself. We can all learn something from her. Another thing amazing about this woman is her ability to share her gifts with the world. Her greatest gift is herself which she shares readily and fearlessly. And in her selflessness I believe that all the proceeds of this book go straight back to The Fashion Institute of Technology! It's a WIN WIN! BRAVO!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By holt on December 9, 2011
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It is always refreshing to read a book written by an icon and have it be surprising down to earth. Visually exciting and engaging it is like spending time with Daphne Guiness.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By carlybabes on October 10, 2012
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I don't want my star rating to come cross as me saying I don't like this book. It was full of great pictures, and great little quotes, but I really wanted it to be more of a biography. Which it clearly wasn't. For the content that was there, though, it was very good! I just want more of it! :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wellspring46 on March 11, 2012
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My first encounter with Daphne Guinness was at the FIT show she mounted with Valerie Steele in the fall of 2011. It featured some of her own creations--but heavily emphasized Alexander McQueen and several other contemporary designers. Guinness is many things in the world of fashion: artist, designer, collector, editor, and provocateur. This book is a good overview of her sensibility, which for me is singular. When I recently learned that Guinness had purchased Isabella Blow's entire collection posthumously to keep it intact rather than see it be dispersed, I wanted to know more about her. This book was a good start for me, and for anyone who's curious about what makes Guinness unique.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tom-About-Town on January 26, 2012
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This book is as stunning as its subject... A pictorial profile of today's premier Fashion Icon, Daphne Guinness. The daughter of Lord Moyne, and heiress to the Guinness Brewery fortune, The Honourable Daphne is a captivating personality: brilliant, bold, elegant, provocative and original. This book, which accompanied the recent exhibition of her wardrobe at F.I.T., is a fitting portrayal of this ingenious "Rara Avis" and her often beautiful, sometimes outrageous, but always beautiful clothes and accessories, and her role as an innovator and muse.
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By Lynnel Anderson on October 25, 2013
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Daphne is an amazing woman! One of the true mavens of fashion left . Admire the hell out of her for her individuality and her independence from the mainstream!
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