+  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/DOUGLAS KEISLER: talks about his 7th outfit. #7 in seven acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
25-foot red scarf
Thierry Mugler red jumper
red wool trousers
red leather gloves
red python boots

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
Red is my favorite color

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I like to keep warm without wearing coats

In 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?
It is all about color in this case, lots of it and playing off the color-on-color texture!

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
When I do not mind carrying a heavy 25-foot train

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 have never been afraid of color!


Today, this outfit marks the finale of Douglas Keisler’s special feature, not necessarily the end. I trust that you’ve had a rather wonderful experience with Douglas‘s profile in style and will continue to return for more special gems. Next, special guest, Flora Collins, (daughter of Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins)  is quite a stylish teenager with a particular sartorial point of view. For now, A TOAST for Mr. KEISLER

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9 Responses to special guest/DOUGLAS KEISLER: talks about his 7th outfit. #7 in seven acts

  1. admin says:

    Good morning Douglas! This red-on-red palette of yours is a sartorial virtuosity. One of my favorites of the seven pictures that I took of you for this series. Rather evocative of John Singer Sargent’s famous “red painting” of Dr. Samuel Jean Pozzi at home, 1881. And the exaggerated optimism of your 25-foot scarf is most ambitious. BRAVO! Lets do it again! _iké

  2. Vincent says:


  3. b says:

    Love it! the scarf is stunning and the haircut – very refreshing. b

  4. tom says:

    Looks impressive….

  5. Heidi says:

    Wonderful grand finale. Thanks for the whole series.

  6. Suzanne B says:

    Fabulous. Red is not dead.

  7. shawn-damion says:


  8. bergie says:

    excellent. very stylish

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