+  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/SOMERS FARKAS: talks about her 6th outfit. #6 in six acts





What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The 2 pieces are by Jackie Rogers – a silk gown cut on the bias, over which I draped a brown silk organza coat.


How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?  Jackie Rogers has often said: I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in style.” It is she who deserves credit for this composition.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This was planned ahead of time – a week prior to my engagement. And, don’t tell..but quite often a woman plans for that “unplanned” look!


In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?  Beginning her long career on the runways in Rome and Paris, Jackie has an extraordinary ability to transfer her style to her client’s bodies – while maintaining the integrity of the fit and, often adopting the color and fabric to.  Jackie was Chanel’s favored mannequin, and “Mademoiselle” too let Jackie work with her on collections. Because of all Jackie absorbed all from the House of Chanel, she is able to adopt color and fabric to accommodate each individual, while maintaining the integrity of the style, and her vision.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
As often as I can without being tedious!


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?
I enjoy wearing this piece, and have worn it to benefit dinners in Florida, as well as private dinners on long island.  It is flattering, sexy and demur, and never inappropriate—and one I enjoy wearing!

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