+  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/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 11th outfit. #11 in twelve acts






What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Blue and grey silk grosgrain leopard dress is by Camilla & Marc.
Grey and black fox wrap.Gucci.
Cranberry alligator bag, Giorgio’s of Palm Beach.
Hoop diamond/platinum earrings, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd.
Faux-diamond stretch bracelet was a party favor from a charity ball.
Cranberry suede shoes, Christian Louboutin.


How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The dress is flirty and playful. To dress it up, I added the fur wrap, which I think, gives the outfit an old-Hollywood look. The cranberry accessories add a touch of color and still keep the outfit very classic. The diamond earrings and the faux–diamond bracelet both add glamour.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
The outfit has been worn many times before. However, the accessories have been changed.

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I would give this outfit an 8. With faux-fur wrap it would be a 9.


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I normally don’t wear grey but because of the mixture of so many shades of grey and the addition of t black and blue, the dress works for me. The various textures of the outfit—fur, silk grosgrain, alligator and suede—add to the outfit’s appeal.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I love this outfit and will repeat it again in Fall and Winter seasons.


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?
The outfit truly reminds me of old-Hollywood glamour. The outfit is dramatic and luxurious yet still conservative. I have worn this to a number of charity events and have always felt that it was appropriate.

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6 Responses to special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 11th outfit. #11 in twelve acts

  1. linda henley says:

    Great outfit, quite flattering. Knockout shoes. Fox wrap very cute!

    • Laura Martin says:

      oh linda you are sooooo right the shoes r a knockout—–great pop of color!!! wrap is “to die for”

  2. Oksana says:

    Awesome outfit- the dress, the wrap, the shoes- especially the shoes! – you look in the moment and happy~

  3. Tom says:

    Leopard heaven with pretty red shoes

  4. c perkins says:

    Sexy with a touch of mystique,very nice

  5. lindsey spielfogel says:

    ¡Guau, qué hermosa foto de Jean se ve absolutamente hermosa en tu ropa una gran imagen.¡Qué bella y que debe ser su modelo permanente que absolutamente magnífico en su ropa.Lo que una mujer hermosa. Ella debe ser su modelo permanente. 

    Wow what a gorgeous picture Jean looks absolutely gorgeous in your clothes great picture! What a beautiful woman. She should be your permanent model! 

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