+  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/ GREGORY DELLICARPINI Jr.: talks about his 8th outfit. #8 in ten acts







What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
This powerful number takes form with a Rodarte and Opening Ceremony floral shirt, black Lanvin pants, Kris Van Assche sandals and a black corset given to me by the lovely Ms. Betsey Johnson.


How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
Androgyny is truly one of the most beautiful expressions in life. As you know by now I love dichotomy in fashion. Here I am blending famine and masculine looks: the masculine trouser with a delicate floral shirt, and a strong symbol of felinity, the corset.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This look was definitely planned and thought about. As much as I do love to effortlessly plan looks, it can be equally as fun to painstakingly plan an outfit.


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
9, I think it is brilliant the way mostly everything in the composition in black and white except for the subject, me. I also love how graceful the pose looks against the angular frame of the window.


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This look is about bold statements. The black silk corset, the strong angular sandal, and the pink floral shirt all come together to form a face of androgyny.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
This is a very special look that cannot be repeated often.


There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I feel powerful and constricted in this look all at the same time.



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