+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ CHIU-TI JANSEN talks about her 11th OUTFIT: 11 in 15 acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
-Zac Posen celadon gown in silk faille
-Oversized Parisian white raisin floral earrings
-Gianmarco Lorenzi rainbow crystal studded platform pump with flamboyant golden rims



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
Celadon is the signature color of porcelain from the Song Dynasty, the pinnacle of China-made in China approximately 1,000 years ago. Just like the understated Song ceramics, this dress comes alive in a real human body and is incredibly photogenic.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
I only cared for a pair of earrings with a strong color presence, so as not to distract the integrity of the dress.



On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
The cuts of the bodice and waistline are so intricate and sophisticated that the monotonic fabric is a necessary understatement in order to showcase the construction of the gown.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if I wear this to a red carpet event in Beijing?



There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit? 
I wore this to the New Yorkers for Children fall gala. I would cherish any moment when I look like a piece of Chinese porcelain.

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2 Responses to special guest/ CHIU-TI JANSEN talks about her 11th OUTFIT: 11 in 15 acts

  1. Richard Turley says:

    The erudition of Miss Jansen is rare in a clotheshorse, or in this case a
    clotheswhippet, and informs and guides her unerring instinct for what
    best suits her ethereal style. Orbmagazine salutes her and the Chic Index
    for this literate and laudable presentation.

  2. Lucia Hwong Gordon says:


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