"She costumes herself with the bodily rigor that is seen among ballet dancers, whose art depends upon the denial of pain and the mastery of appetite. Even if Guinness insists that her heel-less shoes are comfortable, they connote suﬀering, and render her literally unstable. Her appearance conveys a sense of immense discipline combined with boundless fragility. It is impossible to look at her and not wonder when, in some way or another, she will topple."
- Rebecca Mead profiles Daphne Guinness in this week’s issue [Subscription required].