Afiya Francisco | Date posted: April 3rd, 2012
Start saving your grocery money now, fashion maven Daphne Guinness is selling items from her personal wardrobe, at an auction held at Christie’s on June 27. All proceeds will go towards the Isabella Blow Foundation, a newly launched charity set up by the heiress to help support young art and fashion talent. Designer ware from heavyweight houses like Alexander McQueen, Chanel & Balenciaga is expected to be among the highly coveted collection.
Rumours are swirling that über popular designer Mary Katrantzou might launch a plus-size collection of her ornate designs for the online mega-retailer Net-a-Porter. Stay tuned.
Following the wild success of last year’s Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s curators Harold Koda & Andrew Bolton will put Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion on exhibition later this year. Inspired by Vanity Fair magazine’s 1930s series of unimaginable exchanges, called “Impossible conversations,” the Costume Institute will create a digital discussion between the two women. Approximately 80 designs—by Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s, and by Miuccia Prada from the late 1980s to the present–will be compared and contrasted.