“be yourself; everyone else is already taken”: daniel lismore in a new exhibition
One of London’s most unique and stylish dressers is honoured in a new show at the SCAD FASH museum from January.
"London's Most Outrageous Dresser" (according to Vogue) is to be the subject of a style retrospective at SCAD FASH (the Savannah College of Art and Design's museum of fashion in Atlanta) from January to April. i-D family member Daniel started out modelling for the likes of Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Ellen von Unwerth, then gradually emerged as one of London's most inventive dressers at early noughties club nights like Boombox. Since then, his style has evolved and his talents have spread into art, styling and designing, with collaborations with rapper Azealia Banks, an appearance in a George Michael video and a future role in the Absolutely Fabulous movie in the mix. All of this will be up for evaluation in "Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken", Daniel's first solo museum show in the United States, and an exhibition curated by Rafael Gomes. Check out hundreds of his items (plus 30 ensembles styled by Daniel himself) from his dramatic and eclectic wardrobe, which moves from haute couture to charity shop and from vintage fabrics to plastic trinkets.
The exhibition runs from 22nd January to 1st April at SCAD FASH