We love the idea of fashion muse and icon Daphne Guinness modelling in an advertising campaign. But little did we expect it to be for Akris’s first handbag collection. Complete with a black bob and vamp make up, Guinness was photographed by one Stephen Klein.
“For one, Daphne is a beautiful and intriguing woman – a fashion icon in her own right,” Albert Kriemler, grandson to Akris and the brand’s designer explained to Vogue UK. “I have seen her photographed by Steven before, she emanates a sense of mystery and aristocracy – there is more to the picture than meets the eye.”
It’s definitely an interesting pairing but the news will have the fashion world buzzing about Akris’ bags which, in a game of chess would mean they have just got the King Queen. Unfortunately only one of the horsehair bags has been unveiled so far – the Ai bag.