+  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/TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 3rd OUTFIT: #3 in 16 acts









What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
1930’s  Japanese pongee silk pajamas and robe
Irene of NY beaded hat
Vintage straw bag
Vintage coral necklace
Vintage coral earrings
Vintage bakelite bracelets
Bottega Veneta sandals
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The outfit started with the pajamas.  Then I found the robe which added another layer and element to the outfit.  The  accessories just completed the look, with the beaded hat topping it all off.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
It was planned – it took several years for all the elements to come together.

On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
9 – It could always be better.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
The fabric is so light and breezy and the colors are so summery – coral and turquoise just scream summer. Coral accessories and bakelite bangles are also a must for summer and of course, a great pair of sandals and always a hat.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I wear this outfit often on the dog days of summer, especially because there are several layers to it.  Under the robe is the little jacket and under the jacket is a sleeveless top—all in the same flowered pongee silk. I can just keep taking pieces off or adding them on depending on the temperature.
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 love this outfit.  I feel very feminine in it and because it’s so loose and flowing it breathes and moves like a dream.


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2 Responses to special guest/TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 3rd OUTFIT: #3 in 16 acts

  1. Patricia says:

    Tziporah is a walking work of art. In an era of conformity and fast fashion, she is a remarkable stand out. Who needs commerical imagery when one can see true creativity? Iké has done a marvelous job capturing one of New York’s most inventive fashion originals. Brava Tziporah!

  2. gretchen says:

    This riot of color just makes my mouth water- so much detail to enjoy here. Beautifully assembled, Tziporah.

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