Alexander McQueen's muse Daphne Guinness recalls private moments with the late British designer and pays tribute to his genius.
Daphne Merkin on the tempestuous, glamorous love affair—and the surprisingly literary side of Burton.
The first stirrings of mutiny are heard—and Daphne tries to draw Walter into the plot.
D.S.S.: I was certainly first inspired by both Daphne Araujo and Francoise Peschon when I worked at Araujo in 2001.
"He hated all of that," seconds Daphne Guinness, another member of McQueen's inner circle.
She did not possess Daphne's aristocratic composure under critical circumstances.
Twice she was on the very point of crying out: "I am not Daphne Wing!"
Austin grasped his hand, and together they issued out of Daphne's Bower, in the direction of Lobourne.
And on the drive up, they passed the cottage where Daphne Wing was staying.
But somehow, whenever she spoke, Daphne felt vaguely irritated.
fem. proper name, from Greek daphne "laurel, bay tree;" in mythology the name of a nymph, daughter of the river Peneus, metamorphosed into a laurel by Gaia to save her from being ravished as she was pursued by Apollo.