+  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/ LUCIA HWONG GORDON TALKS ABOUT HER 3rd OUTFIT: #3 in 16 acts










What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Ungaro citrus chiffon blouse and matching layered, slit skirt
Roberta Freymann necklace made in India
Carnelian bracelets from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
Coral earrings designed by Dorotea Liguori in Capri.
Dior shoes from Paris.



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
When they showed me the chiffon ensemble at Ungaro, I thought it would be perfect for any glamorous summer black tie event anywhere in the world.




Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
This outfit is put together spontaneously each time with different accessories.  The citrus chiffon ensemble is a statement in itself!


 (detail of Lucia’s citrus chiffon matching skirt and a close-up of her golden shoes punctuated here-and-there with turquoise notes)


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
10 – I feel like a bird of paradise in this colorful, flowing dress.




What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
The stunning summer colors, draped sensual cut and flowing chiffon billowing around the legs with a sexy, slit skirt makes you want to give a good swaying walk and the look is especially effective when dancing.




How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I love wearing this at special events in hot, sultry weather—maybe Brazil during the carnival.




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 have wonderful memories of dancing in this dress in glamorous festive parties in St. Tropez, Southampton, Istanbul and Shanghai.  Added travel and style bonus, the dress packs beautifully!

Posted in Lucia Hwong Gordon | 2 Comments

2 Responses to special guest/ LUCIA HWONG GORDON TALKS ABOUT HER 3rd OUTFIT: #3 in 16 acts

  1. jean says:

    You look like a dream! Your beauty shows through in this outfit!
    Jean Shafiroff

  2. Katlean de Monchy says:

    Lucia I remember seeing you dance in this ensemble and admiring how beautiful you looked in it…You should wear it again as it makes you and those around feel happy
    Katlean de Monchy

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