Daphne Guinness Collection Shatters Records at Christie’s Auction

"Katie, Phillip and I" (Courtesy @therealdaphne)

Though we couldn’t hear it, a round of applause was apparently heard in the salesroom when Daphne Guinness’s metallic mini dress by the late designer Alexander McQueen sold at the Christie’s auction for $123,709, according to the house’s Twitter feed. It was a new world record price for McQueen at auction. The auction for the Daphne Guinness Collection brought in a total of $744,285 with 88 percent of lots sold. Read More


Daphne Guinness Auctions Clothing at Christie’s

Photo by Nick Knight (Courtesy Christie's)

On June 27, Christie’s in London will auction off the Daphne Guinness Collection, about 100 pieces from the heiress’s personal wardrobe (or, if the press release is to be believed, we might consider calling it “fashion’s most contemporary cutting-edge muse’s” wardrobe). The catalogue is available now. The sale will benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, which supports the intersection of fashion and art. Ms. Guinness purchased the late Isabella Blow’s entire clothing collection in 2011. Read More


Daphne Guinness and Simon de Pury on Collecting

Stil from "Collecting is an Illness" by Johnnie Shand Kydd. (Courtesy Nowness)

“Collecting is a wonderful illness,” proclaims auctioneer and collector Simon de Pury in a short film called Collecting Is an Illness, which recently launched on Nowness. “It’s totally incurable.” In the film, Mr. de Pury is seated across from beer heiress and fashion collector Daphne Guinness, whose hair is dyed in skunk stripes and swept up in a messy French twist. The film cuts to a close-up of Ms. Guinness’s glossed and firmly pressed lips. “It’s an obsession,” he says and the camera cuts to Ms. Guinness’s legs, which are crossed in fishnet stockings. Read More