PICTURE: #10 IN THIRTEEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
ROBERT VERDI TALKS ABOUT HIS 10th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
White button down – Thom Browne
Black vest – Ann Demeulemeester
Black kilt – HRN designs
Black boots – Thom Browne
Black leather bowtie – Mckenzie Liautaud
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I like conceptual clothing. Clearly this shirt can’t be worn like this; it would leave you without the use of your hands. It’s meant to be shirred on the arm, but I like the whimsical and the extreme look of the sleeve hanging.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Once I selected the shirt and tried it on I thought it would look great with the kilt and I just started pulling pieces out of my closet and it all came together.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
9.5 (even though I look pregnant.)
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I love the high contrast of black and white, while that in itself is not original I try to select pieces that are.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I never wear same thing twice.
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I have a deep-rooted connection with ideas, but not necessarily the pieces. But I am very attached to the boots as they were a gift from Thom Browne.