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Heroic Acts: Daphne Guinness Buys Entire Isabella Blow Wardrobe

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Just when we thought we could not possibly adore and idolize Daphne Guinness any more than we already do, she goes and does something so heroic—insofar as fashion goes—that if sartorial sainthood existed, well, then Guinness would be the Mother Mary.

Suzy Menkes reports:

Daphne Guinness, art and fashion collector, has bought privately the entire Isabella Blow wardrobe that was to have been sold by Christie’s in the autumn.

“It’s Issy—it’s her DNA—it should not be scattered to the four winds,” says Ms. Guinness. "I want it to remain as a monument."

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