+  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/KATLEAN de MONCHY: talks about her 8TH outfit. #8 in ten acts








What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Coat – a lace Viktor & Rolf
Chanel cuff,
Necklace – Erikson Beamon
Red clutch – Roger Vivier
Trousers – vintage satin trousers
Sequin tank – Express
Shoes – Bon Marche, Paris



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such a outfit?
When I hear Chic, I think Black.  There really is nothing chicer than black but it can also be boring…so how does one wear black and make it sing?

The lace coat is by Viktor & Rolf. I adore this coat. The texture and transparency makes it interesting. Underneath for texture a sequin tank top from Express.

Over a pair of satin skinny pants are vintage. The Chanel cuff makes a statement and the white Erikson Beamon pearls are the final accent, as is the red Roger Vivier bag…. This outfit is great for a dinner party

I wanted to wear lace and I put white under first and it looked pretty fab but I decided black was harder to do and it is what we all wear so it would be more exciting to find a way to make black sparkle…the little details make the look.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This was spontaneous



On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I think it’s a 9



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The lace fabric, the satin and black-on-black played a key role.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I can wear this over and over again; I might change the shoe and I could wear a dress; I’ve also worked white and red with this coat



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?
Black usually makes one fade away so I am interested in black with different texture.

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2 Responses to special guest/KATLEAN de MONCHY: talks about her 8TH outfit. #8 in ten acts

  1. Amelia N. Reiling says:

    She wears this black outfit in a sophisticated, elegant yet paradoxically edgy manner. Elegant lace sleeves, a sophisticated sequined top, and edgy form-fitting pants with strappy heels. All black. It inspires people to wear black with a multi-faceted flair. Very fun.

  2. Cassandra says:

    Katlean’s flawless style as revealed in this stunning photo combines elegance, fun, glamour, and creative style that reflects her passionate sense of a woman with Style and Class. Love the entire ensemble, the necessary hint of red just the right size and in the right place, and the shoes; I want them.

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