Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, Love Infinity and Saving The Rainforest

January 31, 2021 Andrea Alexa Smith Season 2 Episode 2
Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, Love Infinity and Saving The Rainforest
Show Notes

Daniel Lismore is considered one of today’s most influential fashion leaders. 

His authenticity and personal courage have inspired works of striking originality and bold ideas. Through the medium of fashion, Daniel achieves a synthesis of art, history and culture that truly transcend time.

His book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, includes contributions by Debbie Harry, Boy George, Steven Fry, Vivienne Westwood and Stefano Pilati.  

His record-setting exhibition of the same name opened at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in 2016, followed by  Art Basel in Miami--later traveling to Iceland, Italy, and Poland. 

Over his career, Daniel has collaborated with photographers like Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and David LaChapelle.  He’s worked with celebrated art directors, models, fashion designers, and actors. 

As Creative Director of Sorapol, he won critical acclaim for his work with some of the world’s most beautiful and influential women: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Rita Ora, Debbie Harry, and Cara Delavigne.

This past year, Daniel starred in Burberry Creative Director Riccardo Tischi’s Pride Month campaign. Along side Iggy Pop, he starred in H&M’s Close the Loop Campaign promoting sustainable clothing, as well as Bulgari’s Sustainable Future campaign in 2019.

Currently, Daniel presides as Circuit ambassador for the Tate Modern, and has presented two exhibitions at the Tate London.

In this two-part interview we discuss Daniel’s work with Vivienne Westwood and her Climate Revolution projects, and his modeling career culminating in the September 2019 opening of Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief runway show at the British Museum.

We talk about Daniel’s costume design collaboration with Swarovski for the English National Opera’s production of The Mask of Orpheus, and his work with fellow Cool Earth Ambassador Pamela Anderson and David LaChapelle at the English National Ballet which he produced and starred in.    

We highlight Daniel’s candid interview with Tim Yip, Academy Award Winning Art Director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  And share a sneak preview of Yip’s new film in which Daniel has a starring role.

We hear about a celebrated punk exhibition on the Thames in the company of Vivienne Westwood...and so much more. 

If 2020 taught us anything it’s that we all crave freedom—freedom to create, freedom to prosper, and freedom to love. 

In that spirit, I hope you enjoy this two-part series in which we explore fashion as art, and the role creativity can play in bringing our world closer together.  

For links to Daniel Lismore’s Interview with Tim Yip and Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution Project please click the links below. 

Interview with Tim Yip:

Vivienne Westwood's Climate Revolution Project and Map:

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