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Blasblog: Guinness and Klein for Vogue Italia, Part Due!

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When Daphne Guinness told me she was a frequent house guest at Steven Klein’s Bridgehampton farm this summer, and when she showed up on his arm at the ACRIA event last month, I figured she might have a few tricks up her handsewn sleeve. After all, the last time she and Klein spent large amounts of time together, it culminated in the September 2008 cover and 26-page story in Vogue Italia‘s couture supplement. This is why, when word trickled down that she and Klein had again mixed friendship with business, I picked up the phone and tracked down the quirky Brit in Maui to get the scoop. (The fashion personality, who recently added parfumeur to her lengthy résumé, is there currently working on yet another project with an unnamed photographer.) “Yes, we’ve created something new,” she confirmed about Klein. “But something different; something darker and moodier. A new side of me.” Guinness stayed light on the details but did divulge that the images Klein snapped in July will make up another 20-plus-page editorial for Vogue Italia‘s September issue, and that Patti Wilson and François Nars were respectively on styling and makeup duty. She also coyly revealed that the storyboards were based on a sixties-era cult French film, though she wouldn’t say which one. “Half the fun is figuring it out,” she said. She was, however, somewhat more forthcoming on her esteem for Klein. “He just understands me,” she explained. “This sort of thing is so easy when you’re working with people you love, and who have the same frame of references. I adore him, and he’s such a sweet, kind person.” She added, nearly forgetting, “Oh, yeah, and he’s a brilliant photographer!”

Photo: Billy Farrell / Patrick McMullan

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