Daniel Lismore "Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken" London Book Launch

Photos Mary Germanou

 Photos Daniel Rachiev

Photos Benjamin Szabo

 Photo Adrianna Kurek

Book launch event celebrated the publication of Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.

On the evening of Tuesday 21 st February, over 150 people including Rankin, David Lachapelle, Hilary Alexander, Matthew Williamson and Kelly Hoppen attended a star studded book launch event at BASEMENT at The London EDITION to celebrate the release of Daniel Lismore’s first book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, published by Rizzoli in association with SCAD.

Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and accessories, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewelry, millinery and more in an expression of eccentric, creative energy. For his first book, Lismore shares the 32 ensembles that comprised his first U.S. museum exhibition, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.” The exhibition, co-curated by SCAD and presented at SCAD FASH: Museum of Fashion and Film, offered immersion in Lismore’s unique sartorial point of view. These life-size sculptural ensembles, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his own multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self.

During the event, Daniel Lismore did a Q+A with Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of Paper Magazine. Illamasqua, one of the sponsors, provided masks of Daniel’s face for attendees and a mass selfie of a mannequin challenge was taken after the Q+A. During the book signing which followed the Q+A music was provided by DJ Jodie Harsh. Drinks were provided by 808 Whisky and Vitacoco coconut water. Themed cocktails were served to guests. Illamasqua provided goody bags containing Antimatter lipsticks which were handed out to guests as they left.

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About the book: Published by Skira Rizzoli, priced £40.00. About the Contributors: Paula Wallace
(Foreword) is the president and founder of SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design. Hilary
Alexander (Essay) is the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph and currently is editor-at- large for Hello Fashion Monthly. Colin Douglas Gray (Photography) is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer and SCAD graduate.

Special Thanks to The LONDON EDITION, 808 Whisky, Vitacoco,  Illamasqua