PICTURE: #4 IN SEVEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
PETER DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS 4TH OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The leopard hat and tee shirt are both by Supreme. I love leopard, but there is good leopard and bad leopard. The plaid evening jacket is by Michael Bastian, my favorite menswear designer and also a wonderful guy. The leopard shorts are by Tracy Feith who I have known for years and is also a friend. I got them at The Surf Lodge in Montauk and love them. The leopard slippers are by Belgian Shoes, which my family – from my grandparents on down – have been wearing for decades.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I love leopard and so I decided to do a whole leopard look and break it up a little with the formal plaid Bastian jacket.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Very quickly put together – it was just leopard, leopard and more leopard.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
10 as I love leopard. All the credit goes to the leopards of the world – but I am very anti-fur so I would never wear real leopard.
What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This outfit is 85% leopard. Talk about ‘matchy-matchy’ – this defines that term.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Somehow I seem to wear a spot – no pun intended – of leopard every day.
Personally, I firmly believe that there is a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
The slippers remind me of my grandparents who lived in Belgian shoes, so it feels like home whenever I have them on.