Daphne Guinness' secret to staying stick thin is out. The haute couture addict told the New Yorker that she would not eat until she was dead.
In a New Yorker feature Guinness was quoted telling her personal assistant that if she ate she could not work. Her personal assistant, Teresa Alfonso allegedly tried to get her to eat some pasta that was prepared for the production team. I'll eat when I'm dead, she was quoted saying.
The New Yorker also revealed that the artist got through the shoot consuming Red Bull and other nutrition shakes.
Meanwhile, the pieces from the wardrobe of the Guinness Heiress are being exhibited at The Museum at FIT, and will run through to Jan.7. The artist revealed that she has 2,500 pieces in her wardrobe as well as 450 pairs of shoes, 70 hats and 200 handbags.
She is one of the - if not the - most stylish women living, designer and film director Tom Ford said of Daphne Guinness.
Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Azzedine Alaia, Dior, Givenchy, Lacroix, and Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, are among the designers featured in the exhibition together with designs created by Guinness herself.
The designs have been assigned to six different sections. First, Dandyism, that exhibits masculine styles with cropped jackets and Amour, which includes a nail, embedded suit and a silver ribbon dress. Next are two sections Chic and Evening Chic themes section with elegant cocktail suits and evening gowns. Followed by Exoticism and Sparkle which involved bright colors and prints together with metallic designs
The exhibition was curated by Guinness herself together with Valerie Steele and has been designed with the heiress' New York apartment in mind.
Some people will like it, some people will hate it. And as many who will like it will hate it for the same reasons, Guinness said preempting a reaction from the show.