Daniel Lismore – Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK till June 26th

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’ve known Daniel Lismore since he was a teenager and I watched him go from a club kid to a curator, costume designer, author and through it all he created himself as a living art work. Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken is a quote from a book on Oscar Wilde, the exhibition is co-curated by Daniel Lismore with Nicola Richardson and Marianne Taviner of Vortex Creates and co-produced with Gary Everett, in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust  and Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Supported by Avanti West Coast.

The Editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, OBE said this: “Daniels looks are fearless mashups of Haute Couture, salvage, religious paraphernalia and club culture. He is one of the few originals of his generation.”

I’ve posted a few interviews with Daniel on the day of our private tour, I imagine the filmmakers present for Tim Yip’s ongoing documentary on East Londoners will have more professional footage. You can see the exhibition until June 26th and you can also watch Love Infinity by Tim Yip and featuring Daniel Lismore, on MUBI.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.