Who’s that Girl…… Daphne Guinness
The Honourable Daphne Suzannah Diana Joan Guinness (born 9 November 1967) is an artist of Irish, English, and French descent and an heiress of the Guinness family. Daphne Guinness is Diana Mitford’s granddaughter
Prominent Family members
- Arthur Guinness (1725-1803), founder of the Guinness brewery in 1759
- Benjamin Guinness (1798-1868)
- Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun (1840-1915), created Baron Ardilaun in 1880
- Kenelm Lee Guinness (1887-1937), racing driver and spark plug manufacturer
- Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847-1927)
- Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh (1874-1967)
- Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh (1937-1992)
- Arthur Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh (born 1969)
- Gwendolen Guinness, Countess of Iveagh
- Caroline Blackwood (1931-1996)
- Garech Browne (born 1939)
- Paul Channon (1935-2007)
- Sheridan Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 5th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1938-1988)
- Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880-1944)
- Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne (1905-1992)
- Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne (born 1930)
- Desmond Guinness (born 1931)
- Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby (born 1954)
- Daphne Guinness (born 1967)
- Jasmine Guinness (born 1976)
- Thomas “Loel” Guinness (1906-1988)
- Gloria Guinness (1912-1980)
- Dolores Guinness (born 1936)
- Sabrina Guinness (born 1955)
- Loel Patrick Guinness (born 1957)
- Victoria Niarchos (born 1960)
Religious and Political Line
- Henry Grattan Guinness (1835 “1910)
- Sir Arthur Guinness (1846-1913), Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
- Henry Guinness (1858 “1945), Irish Senator 1922 “1934
- William Plunket, 5th Baron Plunket (1864-1920)
- Os Guinness (born 1941)
- Frank V. Guinness, NZ Politician
Daphne was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1994.
- Nicolas Stavros Niarchos, or Nick Niarchos (b. 1989).
- Alexis Spyros Niarchos (b. 1991).
- Ines Niarchos (b. 1995).
Guinness is prominent in the fashion world as a journalist and collector of haute couture.
She has an interest in the use of armour in fashion.
My weird obsession with armour might have come from the Surrealists. I have been making a metal arm as part of a four-year project. It’s jewellery but more a work of art. It’s made out of silver chain mail with a piece over the hand “ perhaps I will wear it to the V&A gala! Iâ€™ve been trying to make a pair of robot legs-style leggings for years, so when I saw the gold metal-look trousers by Balen-ciaga I thought they were so extraordinary that I really wanted them. Usually, however, I hate the concept of â€œmust-havesâ€. Once something is a must-have, I want to put it in the bin. I know that sounds grand and horrid, but I donâ€™t want anyone to tell me I need to have anything. Iâ€™m not very good at It bags, either. I’ve had the same bag for about five years and I can’t be bothered to get another one. So many bags are really heavy “ especially those Chloe Paddington things.
I still buy couture,
but very little and very carefully, because it’s so expensive. The last piece was a small coat-dress from Chanel,
which I’ve worn about 50 times already. It was a model and I can’t remember how much it was “ it’s funny some of the things that you would think are really expensive are really much cheaper, and then you’ll see the price skyrocket for clothes that are essentially little pieces of fabric stuck together. It’s a very mathematical, artistic, ancient tradition. I would never dispose of anything that I’ve had made, it has my personal stamp on it.
. She was a model in Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti in 2010.
In September 2010, NARS Cosmetics will launch a new collection dedicated to her