+  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 2nd outfit. #2 in twelve acts






What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The black and emerald green silk dress is by Oscar de la Renta. I added long black leather Giorgio Sermoneta gloves for drama. The other accessories chosen were black satin Christian Louboutin pumps and a black faux- diamond bow Tiffany & Co. clutch. The faux-emerald drop earrings are by Jennifer Miller.


How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I love the shape of the dress and its striking green geometric pattern. l adore the style of the late Audrey Hepburn and added the gloves in remembrance of her. I decided to purchase the faux-emerald drop earrings after seeing a similar pair worn by Angelina Jolie.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This outfit was worn when I first met Iké Udé . I decided to wear this in honor of our friendship.


In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I would give the outfit an 8. I would give Iké Udé a 10!


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The colors are classic. The brushed silk is subdued. The fit of the dress is young. The dress has a great geometric but flattering shape.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I will wear this outfit only in Fall or Winter and will wait several months before wearing again.


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?
This outfit has great emotional and spiritual meaning and represents a new friendship.



Above, a detail showing the sumptuousness and richness of Jean’s green and black number by de la Renta. Notice the sheen of her long leather gloves, the gleam of it all. And to boot, the black faux- diamond bow Tiffany & Co. clutch. What wit! Lets drink to that!

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20 Responses to special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 2nd outfit. #2 in twelve acts

  1. Eula Johnson says:

    Dear Ike,

    I don’t see you often, but I do enjoy receiving your stylish reports! As you know, I love everything about style and fashion — that’s what drew me to you so many years ago. You are an original.

    Thanks so much for being you!

    Best regards,


  2. Dawne says:

    This is another exquisite look on Jean that Ike has done an excellent job capturing. The emerald green pops against the black in the cocktail dress, and creates a beautifully vibrant & dramatic look paired with the black full length gloves. I’m eagerly awaiting tomorrow’s outfit and will stay tuned.

  3. Jenny Jones says:

    I love the black gloves, very fun and classy look!

  4. c perkins says:

    lovely dress great contrast with the flowers as well,and she looks great in it.

  5. Fran Aorta says:

    dress too short. not with leather gloves. a bow clutch! juvinille no?

  6. mICHAEL g says:


  7. Mark S says:

    Fabulous outfit! Very chic and sophisticated.

  8. Samantha R says:

    What a stunning Oscar de la Renta dress! I love the contrast between the modern geometric pattern and the timeless elegance of the dress silhouette. Kudos for the accessory choices: long black leather gloves add to the timeless feel, while the eye catching emerald-color earrings and bow clutch keep the whole ensemble from feeling too stuffy. Fantastic outfit!

  9. Pat says:

    Looking great as usual. Looking forward to tomorrow’s pic. Although yesterday’s shot was great too, this photo brings out the variety of looks Jean can show us.

  10. Penny says:

    Another classic look with pops of whimsy in the earrings and clutch. I beg to differ with Jean however I give this one a nine rating.

  11. Martin says:

    The dress has a lovely character to it. The combination of green and black blends beautifully and the gloves are a perfect accessory.

  12. Bev Woodward says:

    Great clothes, but an even more remarkable woman, inside and out!

  13. yazhernandez@aol.com says:

    Love this picture! You look so young! xoxo, Yaz,

  14. Oksana says:

    Wonderful dress, such a flattering shape! Love the earrings, too~

  15. Thom H says:

    Wow! Jean, you are—as usual—stunning in every way. I hope someone is sending these photos to Bill Cunningham. -T

  16. Marie says:

    Love this Oscar de la Renta dress on Jean Shafiroff. She looks stunning in it and this photograph is amazing in and of itself. Can’t wait to see more looks.

  17. Melissa says:

    Wow!! This dress is truly amazing. Jean looks like a classic beauty living in NYC. Every woman should take notes on how to be this stunning!

  18. Ronnie D says:

    Love the dress! It’s very chic. I also love the coordinating accessories. A beautiful dress for a stunning model.

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