+  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/STEPHEN KNOLL: talks about his 4th outfit. #4 in ten acts






What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Plaid trousers – Etro
Cashmere sweater – Ralph Lauren
Shirt – Ascot Chang
Corduroy jacket – Lord Willy’s
Cashmere scarf – little shop from Rome)
Cashmere socks from Bergdorf
Shoes – John Lobb
Crocodile bag – Zagliani



How did you find the various items that you are wearing?
Things that I pick up on my travels; when I see something that strikes me…. I don’t shop on purpose.



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I’m always upbeat, my mood that dictates—it all depends. My closet is set up in a highly organized fashion which enables me organize my outfits fairly quickly. I guess I have a visual gift for assembling things. When there’s rain, it gives me a pause.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Did on the spot



On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
Very pleased!  8 1/2



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Fit is key as well as the fabric. Beyond that, I wanted to go extremely colorful whereby I utilized unexpected colors and accessories that most won’t try or think would go well together.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Once a month!



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? It reflects all the competing, crazy, yet colorful lifestyle that characterizes New York and Tokyo cities.

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One Response to special guest/STEPHEN KNOLL: talks about his 4th outfit. #4 in ten acts

  1. Daisy says:

    So divine! The combination of color and texture is truly sublime!

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