MANNEQUIN TWO: Following her performance in the windows of Barneys New York last May, Daphne Guinness is getting ready to play mannequin for Paris department store Printemps — only this time, she won’t actually be there. Photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio has joined forces with the artist and socialite to create window displays that will feature virtual statues of Guinness created from a photographic image, using cutting-edge three-dimensional scanning technology. She will model designs by Paco Rabanne, Gareth Pugh, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens and Junya Watanabe as part of the “Visions Couture” display, due to be unveiled on Feb. 6. Alongside the virtual statue, each window will feature a fashion film of the outfit shot by Knight and an interactive display by multimedia artist Danny Brown, using images submitted by the public and direct input from passersby. In-store, SHOWstudio’s gallery space will offer a specially curated selection of items.
January 20, 2012