Guinness is the heiress to the Guinness brewing fortune. The 43 year old mother of 3 is also collector of haute couture, and a regular, if not important, influence on the world of fashion. One of her most notable purchases was the entire wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow, who died last year and was a mentor, and indeed patron, of the late Alexander McQueen.
Guinness has released 100 pieces from her personal collection to the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) Museum for a special exhibit. Amongst the items are never-before-seen McQueen pieces, films, and some of Guinness’ own creations.
The exhibit begins on 16 September 2011.