Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken
Foreword by Paula Wallace, Contribution by Hilary Alexander, Rafael Gomez and Boy George, Photographed by Colin Douglas Gray
February 14, 2017
Design - Fashion & Accessories
9-1/4 x 12-3/8
About This Book
London’s most eccentric dresser reveals his wildly imaginative and transgressive personal style.
Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartans, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewelry, retro accessories, millinery and more in an expression of eccentric, creative energy. A prominent fixture of the London fashion and nightlife circuits, he is both tastemaker and friend to artists ranging from Stephen Fry and Debbie Harry to Boy George and Vivienne Westwood.
For his first major publication, Lismore has selected thirty major ensembles rich with social, historical, and cultural themes from around the world. Lismore’s unique sartorial point of view and wildly imaginative sculptural creations beckon fashion lovers to question and analyze their own personal identity and individual sense of style.
About the Author
Colin Douglas Gray is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer.
Paula Wallace is the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design.
Hilary Alexander is the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph and currently is editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly.
"It’s an in-depth look at the exhibition. Hilary Alexander and Paula Wallace wrote most of the text, and there are quotes from Edward Enninful, Vivienne Westwood, Matt Lucas, Debbie Harry, Boy George, Stefano Pilati, and Stephen Fry." —Daniel Lismore, interview with The Daily Front Row