+  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 5th OUTFIT: #5 in 16 acts






What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Skirt by an Israeli designer named Priscilla Gatica bought in Israel
Black T shirt
Antique lace capelet bought at the Pier Show
1920’s beaded cloche bought at the Pier Show
Early vintage parasol bought at the Pier Show
Bakelite bracelets collected over the years
Jet earrings
Contemporary sandals bought at Bergdorf by an unknown French designer whose named has rubbed out.

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I fell in love with the skirt when I saw it and created the outfit around it with components that I already owned. The capelet picked up on the cording of the skirt as did the hat. The sandals picked up on the swirls of the capelet and the swirls of the beads on the hat;  the parasol tied it all up.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
When I saw the skirt I knew that I had all the components in my closet to complete the outfit.


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
I’d give it an 8.


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
The high waist of the skirt required a thin fabric that would work tucked in.  The cording of the skirt is what I wanted to emphasize so I picked up on it in the capelet and hat.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I don’t wear this outfit often.  Only on occasions when I want to look like a lady.
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 feel like I’m from another time in this outfit – like a proper lady of the 20’s.

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14 Responses to special guest/TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 5th OUTFIT: #5 in 16 acts

  1. Sharon says:

    Tziporah is a visionary and inspiration…every picture I see takes my breath away

  2. cara says:

    This is one I’ve never seen (and I’ve seen many of Tziporah’s ensembles)…. lovely! So nice to see her in a skirt for a change:-) Enjoying this series very much, thank you!

  3. gillian says:


    you and your gorgeous creations are more beautiful than ever.
    thank you for keeping fashion alive…


  4. Tziporah continues to amaze and delight my heart! The design and fabrics are so refreshing to the eye and invoke inspiration to get out there and appreciate and have fun with my own apparel! thank you, sweet woman, in joy of knowing you, TZiPi

  5. Stephen says:

    Tziporah always delights when I run into her on the streets of NYC…She is a continuing gift for the eyes, and brightens the day in her charming dramatic ensembles. I leave her with the best grin that she has given me, much happier for our meeting!

  6. these are absolutely extraordinary interviews….spanning several lifetimes. Tziporah is my definition of a woman who is a Soul Stylist, the highest most divine definition of personal style in my opinion and what I have been researching for the past 20 years. Thank you for these delightful vignettes. They are enthralling!!!!!

  7. hester says:

    WOW! I am simply beyond words for this masterpiece, truly museum quality!

  8. zhenne says:

    I am beyond words as well…!!!!Fortunately, others here have said what I would say…visionary, artist, masterpiece! I think this “look” is gorgeous genius…and yet it is so much more than a “look” ~ truly an expression of fine art from a unique artist. These photographs are remarkable as well, and I am entranced with the way Tziporah Salamon evokes just the right pose/persona in every instance…another phenomenal aspect of her art! I am really enjoying this series of outfits and reading how each one
    came about. If this is an “8”… I want to see her “10’s”. Thank you, ChicIndex and Tziporah Salamon!

  9. Stacey Luckow says:

    Another amazing outfit from an amazing lady!!!!!

  10. Voon says:

    Tziporah is so masterful in choosing textures and contrasting details that come together in visual harmony! Absolutely breathtaking ensemble!

  11. Heidi says:

    This is a work of art!

  12. bobie says:

    the capelet & hat..just so beautiful, along with the swirl railing!

  13. Daniel Gleiser says:

    Priscilla Gatica, hola,desde Chile te escribo, mi mail es daniel.gleiser@happydays.cl.
    Eramos compañeros del colegio, medio siglo atrás.Un abrazo

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