Daphne Guinness dresses for the Met Ball in Barneys Windows
Daphne Guinness will be getting dressed for the Met Ball in the windows of Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship store this year - part of a six-week-long collaboration with the famous US store.
"I went for a meeting with Dennis Freedman, the new creative director of Barneys, and to my considerable astonishment found myself agreeing to his exciting but giddying proposition to hand over the windows of Barneys for a six-week run starting May 2 to showcase pieces from my own collection that have special resonance for me," she told US Vogue. “What was I thinking? As the crowning moment of the installation, I will be getting dressed and readied for the Costume Institute Gala in the windows — me as performance art! I am hoping that my costume (McQueen, of course), will fit.”