Daphne Guinness is an enigma and an eccentric fashion patron. She was here long before Lady Gaga had set her 24-inch heel-less platforms on the pavement of high fashion.

Documentary filmmaker Brennan Stasiewicz portrayed a glimpse of the socialite’s hectic life in his documentary Daphne Guinness: Undressed. In this short film you can watch Daphne preparing for her recent installation in the windows of Barney’s New York. The storefront displayed her private collection of the late British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and a selection from the archive of fashion editor Isabella Blow.

Enjoy an art performance by the mysterious heiress on this website:

http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/6/6/1489/daphne-guinness-undressed