PICTURE: #6 IN TWELVE ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JEAN SHAFIROFF TALKS ABOUT HER 6th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The outfit is very simple. It consists of an intricately beaded and sequined sleeveless Nanette Lepore mini-dress, black satin Christian Louboutin platform pumps and a Judith Leiber beaded black clutch.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
Quite simply, I thought of how I might dress if I were hosting a late night intimate dinner at home.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This was spontaneously thrown together. I imagined that a few unexpected guests were at my door.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
In view of the hurried circumstances, I would rate it 7. I would rate the beadwork on the dress a 9.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The beading on the dress is extraordinarily complicated—a work of art. Several colors are combined to create an exotic Eastern look; antique gold, bright turquoise, deep red, black and a number of other colors. The colors and the varied texture of the beaded fabric combine to create a subdued canvas. The dress is very textural and, for the occasion, perfect. The fit of a garment always plays a major role in what I wear. The dress is quite short and best for wearing at home. The subtlety of the accessories allows the dress to standout.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
As often as occasion allows.
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 dress is one to dream in and all good dreams bring us to higher places. I respect the workmanship and give honor to those who created the extraordinary beading on the dress.