Daphne Guinness has been called many things, ‘eccentric’ being a favorite term to describe her (and a term she happens to loathe, preferring the word ‘bohemian’), but her love for dressing up and couture have led to her reign as the undisputed queen of avant-garde fashion. The heir to the Guinness fortune and the grand-daughter of great beauty Diana Mitford, Daphne has the pedigree and a storied past that adds to her allure. As a philanthropist and muse to many a great fashion designer, including her friend the late Alexander McQueen, it is no surprise that she has been included in the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame. I love her bold choices, and though I’m not as partial to the massive Alexander McQueen platform pumps as she appears to be, I admire her sense of adventure and her consistency. You can tell she doesn’t dress for others, only for herself. And isn’t that the way it should be? I’ve included a few pictures of both her outfits and of her former home in New York, designed by the talented Daniel Romualdez and featured in Architectural Digest in March 2011. She has a pretty amazing collection of contemporary art, including works by Damian Hirst and David LaChapelle, who happens to be a friend. How great would it be to have friends like that?!
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