Daniel Lismore’s Celebration = “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” and “Theater of Self” Exhibitions
This year SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design ) celebrated with two Exhibitions Mr. Daniel Lismore.
In april the Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum celebrating fashion and film, presents “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” — the first U.S. exhibition featuring the work of artist, stylist and british designer Daniel Lismore.
SCAD joined VisionaireWORLD in celebrating the opening of “Theater of Self,” with an exclusive film created by VisionaireFILM featuring Lismore, directed by Alice Rosati. The film debuted with a private screening at SCADATMIAMI followed by a dinner. More than 4,000 garments and accessories make up the 20 of Lismore’s eccentric ensembles on show. Each outfit is presented on life-size mannequins, which have faces cast from the artist himself.
“These life-size sculptural ensembles, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self,” said president and founder of SCAD, Paula Wallace.
Lismore, who was named “London’s Most Outrageous Dresser” by Vogue for his imaginative and flamboyant wardrobe, transforms outfits into an expression of eccentric, creative energy. Lismore combines the luxurious and the unusual — everything from charity-shop finds, vintage custom fabrics, feathers, chainmail, discarded theatrical props and more — to express his unique sartorial vision.
I have never heard this name before, but I was impressed when I saw pictures of dresses that seemed costumes for opera, for example Turandot. Then I went to read up on him and I discovered interesting things. Daniel is a well known fashion and party icon in London. Previously being a top model, he shifted into desigining his own pieces and wearing them to parties. We conceptualised a flash website that would have fashion sketches of him sitting on an armchair and various clothing items would drop on to him. This would be the introduction animation before going in to his website.
He created incredible look for brand like H&M, MTV, clubs and magazine.
He has an eco-conscious attitude recently saw him chosen by H&M for their Close The Loop campaign, which promotes recycling clothes.
“Lismore has collaborated with American rapper Azealia Banks to concept shows and the artwork of her first album, “Broke with Expensive Taste,” and he was the inspiration behind pop artist Iggy Azalea’s “Glory” EP cover. 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 lm “Absolutely Fabulous.”
Since 2012 Lismore has been the creative director of Sorapol, a luxury womenswear label worn by fashion influencers such as Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Nicki Minaj, Paloma Faith, Cara Delevingne and Debbie Harry. In recent years he has supported organizations such as Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution, climate change charity Cool Earth and New World International Kenya. Lismore also lends his support to the LGBT community, human rights issues and free speech movements. He lives and works in London.”