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Photos By Colin Douglas Gray

Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

Foreword by Paula Wallace, Photographed by Colin Douglas Gray, Contribution by Hilary Alexander and Rafael Gomez and Boy George

Daniel’s work actualizes what others only dream about: a court scene of his own making; each character, Daniel himself. Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken — this book and the exhibition that launched it — portrays Daniel’s brilliant, cheeky self-portraits. One need not look further than the title to understand

how fully Daniel expresses his own persona. —Paula Wallace, from the Foreword


London’s most eccentric dresser reveals his wildly imaginative and transgressive personal style.
Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartans, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewelry, retro accessories, millinery and more in an expression of eccentric, creative energy. A prominent fixture of the London fashion and nightlife circuits, he is both tastemaker and friend to artists ranging from Stephen Fry and Debbie Harry to Boy George and Vivienne Westwood.
For his first major publication, 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 beckon fashion lovers to question and analyze their own personal identity and individual sense of style.

About The Author

Colin Douglas Gray is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer.

Paula Wallace is the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Hilary Alexander is the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph and currently is editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly.

Credit for the book must read: © Daniel Lismore: Be yourself, Everyone Else is Taken, Skira Rizzoli, 2017. Images © Colin Douglas Gray. Serial rights are available, but images may not be reproduced in any way, published, or transmitted digitally, without written permission from the publisher. 

  • Publish Date: February 14, 2017

  • Format: Hardcover

  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories

  • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 12-3/8

  • Pages: 192

For further information please contact Sophie Liardet, UK Publicity Director, Rizzoli at

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