Daniel Lismore - Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

Author(s): Paula Wallace

contemporary fashion | subcultures

Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartans, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewellery, retro accessories, millinery and more in an expression of eccentric, creative energy. A prominent fixture of the London fashion and nightlife circuits, he is both tastemaker and friend to artists ranging from Stephen Fry and Debbie Harry to Boy George and Vivienne Westwood. For his first major publication, Lismore has selected thirty major ensembles rich with social, historical, and cultural themes from around the world. Lismore s unique sartorial point of view and wildly imaginative sculptural creations beckon fashion lovers to question and analyse their own personal identity and individual sense of style.


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Colin Douglas Gray is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer. Paula Wallace is the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Hilary Alexander is the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph and currently is editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly. Daniel Lismore is a prominent feature of the London fashion circuit and his personal style has been the subject of exhibitions at the prestigious Tate Modern, London in 2013 and Tate Britain, London in 2014. Lismore has collaborated with American rapper Azealia Banks to concept shows and the artwork. Additionally, Lismore has been featured in the music videos of Boy George, George Michael and Alexandra Burke, and he has appeared in Made in Chelsea, Britain's Next Top Model, Denmark's Next Top Model, The Kylie Show, Styled to Rock and the upcoming 2016 feature film Absolutely Fabulous.

General Fields

  • : 9780847859634
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Skira Rizzoli
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Paula Wallace
  • : Hardback