Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Fashion on Film: Daphne Guinness: A Tribute to the Spirit of McQueen

As one of the late Alexander McQueen's closest friends, and his muse, it makes sense that Daphne Guinness should feature in a short film which pays homage to the designer, titled The Legend of Lady White Snake: A Tribute to the Spirit of Alexander McQueen.

Directed by Indrani, Guinness wears pieces by Gareth Pugh, Philip Treacy, Fred Leighton, never-before-seen McQueen and a costume designed by stylist and production designer extraordinaire, GK Reid, from his Genghis Khan collection (that would be the one where she glides across the lake then). 
Guinness of course adopts her usual walking rare art form - and brings to life an ancient Chinese legend and tale which has been romanticised over the years - the story of ‘a meditation on obsessive love and metamorphosis’. There's also a 20ft python *shivers*, an owl (thankfully they didn't eat one another), and an overall dark, gothic theme, which is a little creepy and if it doesn't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up - you're obviously hardcore.

The film, which is entering various festivals, debuts this Sunday in New York, where 12 life size prints taken on-set, and photographs by Markus Klinko & Indrani will be exhibited. 
One of the shots became the Barney's ad for Guinness' performance art show in the windows of Barney's New York as she glammed it up McQueen-stylie for The Met Ball. 


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