By  on August 13, 2010

On the surface, Daphne Guinness is stunningly intense and intensely artistic. But underneath her couture armor, this brewery heiress, muse, model and fashion icon is frank, philosophical and fun. This fall, François Nars will introduce a line of vividly colored cosmetics inspired by Guinness (his longtime friend and collaborator). Speaking with energetic ease by phone from her home in London, Guinness reflects on what makes her one of fashion's most striking figures.

How do you define beauty?
True beauty always has something a little strange about it. The flaws in something are sometimes the most beautiful bits. The perfect Barbie doll that has the huge inflatable lips, boobs redone to look all perfect: I don't think that's very interesting. But someone that has a beautiful nose like Maria Callas....She was really beautiful. That's beauty.

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