Everyone has heard of socialites Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton and their roles in promoting a fashion designer´s collection of clothes, handbags and jewelry.
However, there is diva from across the sea that is known as the “Deb” with an eclectic mix of couture and whose closets would fill up Madison Square Garden. Sometimes dubbed as the fashion icon of the century, Daphne Guinness, the heiress to the Guinness Company, is one major clothes horse.
This fashion icon not only inspires fashion designers to come up with the "walk on the wild side," because of her, but Guinness certainly validates their designs when worn. Her influence actually affects the way other people dress.
Guinness, with her iconic black-and-white coif, has collected forward-looking and avant-garde fashion, specifically haute couture, for a number of years.
Founded in 1967, the showcased Museum at FIT’ located on campus at Fashion Institite of Technology in New York City, will be exhibiting a small portion from this fashion insider´s wardrobe on-loan. While many exhibitions at FIT have been devoted to great fashion designers or up-and-coming designs by students, only a few have focused on the style of an individual woman.
Opening on September 16, 2011 at The Museum at FIT, and on view through January 7, 2012, the exhibition will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s unconventional and personal collection.
A handbag style that would surely be somewhere in Daphne Guinness´s casual wearing style closet is the authentic Christian Dior Denim Saddle Bag. It is hot enough to break away from the norm as a ground-breaking design for a Dior.
This is the one to tag along with on a Saturday afternoon, to a dance club or a rock concert. Done up in distress light denim canvas, the half moon frame is adorned in baby blue leather weaving flap strap with a Dior engraved buckle to open and close the bag near its base. Pair this gem with a jean jacket.
This pre-owned Dior is easy to throw over the shoulder by its single leather strap.
The exterior contains gold tone hardware included in two angle zippered pockets, studs and handle rings.
Flip open the used Dior via a magnetic snap to a well organized and spacious interior lined in GG monogram fabric in indigo. There are three separate compartments plus an inner zippered pocket along the side.
Novel and original, the authentic Christian Dior Denim Blue Handbag is a modern addition to any girl´s wardrobe to compliment her staple of jeans.