England’s Most Eccentric Dresser
ICONIC ART | AUTORE C.M.
Daniel Lismore is an eccentric designer, known for extravagant designs that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartan, ribbons, feathers, shells, ethnic jewelry, retro accessories, millinery and more in an explosion of creative energy. He is an English artist who uses his own body as a
canvas, wearing stunning three-dimensional sculptures giving life to a celebration of a vision without boundaries that is entirely unique. His starting point is his identity and diversity; in fact, in addition to being a sculptor, he is a multi-faceted designer, activist and living work of art. For his first major publication for Rizzoli, 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 invite fashion lovers to question and analyze their own personal identity and individual sense of style.
“You better fasten your seat belt as this is pretty much visual overload or the visual feast to end all feasts. If one’s body can be considered a canvas to paint upon and clothes could be considered the paint, then Daniel Lismore is one of the greatest artists if not portraitist ever to walk the face of the earth… If you search for a book that will stimulate your mind and your senses, then Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken is a must have. The book is a conversation piece as well as a tome that deserves the attention of those who fancy themselves aficionados and cognoscenti of fashion. Think clothing as theater and spectacle!” —New York Journal of Books.
Finally, in collaboration with the Fashion Academy IUAD of Naples, the English artist’s first personal exhibition was created last summer and encourages embracing the
freedom to be and to think. The exhibition was a multi-sensory journey presenting his work in its entirety. Curated by Nunzia Garoffolo, the exhibition was engaging and inclusive, enhanced by his olfactory installations, original fragrances created by the artist, and musical accompaniments by Einar Orn.