CHIU-TI JANSEN: “While the armor signifies a defensive move to cover up the body, the exposed midriff reveals the vulnerability. The masculinity of the armor contrasts and complements the ultra-femininity of the skirt. I became a torero fighting with dancing arms.”
CHIU-TI JANSEN: “When I tried on this dress, I knew the only accessory it needs is a matte ruby red lipstick. I felt incredibly modern.”
CHIU-TI JANSEN: “The upper bodice makes torso the center of attention. It reminds me of a Russian Futurism show that I saw at the Guggenheim Museum years ago. At that time, I was amazed by how Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural design lent itself to….”
CHIU-TI JANSEN: “The earthy colors of the autumnal leaves and high neck are not my usual go-to looks. But the blouse has a perfect peplum for a mini-skirt.”
CHIU-TI JANSEN: “I would wear this same outfit to a summer garden party, or in the bitter winter as if I were on a tropical island.”
CHIU-TI JANSEN: “I wore this to the New York Viennese Opera Ball in 2011. My “date” was Magic Christian, a professional magician and book author from Vienna…. whenever I am in this dress, I feel like a dove in the secret pocket of a magician—ready to disappear and take wing at the high point.”
special guest interview: CHIU-TI JANSEN talks about her 1st OUTFIT: #1 in 15 acts + with introduction
CHIU-TI JANSEN: "[I am] a living specimen of the adage: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU WEAR, BUT HOW YOU WEAR IT. . . . no good designs would work without excellent fit."
ELEMENTS OF STYLE: is specifically assembled in between special guest features as a pictorial complement to theCHIC INDEX interview. Viewing the.....
NATHANIEL ADAMS: “I don’t have much of a specific personal connection to this outfit. It’s just a bit of fun.”
NATHANIEL ADAMS: “This is my Oxford Don-ish Evelyn Waugh kind of suit. I love how professorly it looks, and I like that the patterns of the shirt and pocket square subvert that classicism just a little bit.”