PICTURE: #7 IN SIXTEEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 7th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Dries Van Noten skirt from Barney’s
Black v-neck top from Bergdorf Goodman
Victorian vest bought at Sturbridge Antique Show
Vintage black and white suede hat bought at the pier show Antique earrings; vintage bakelite bracelets; ivory bracelets.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I got the vest and knew that I had to create an outfit for it using the black and white stripes motif.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
The outfit took years to come together. I had the vest and the hat but nothing to wear them with. When I found the skirt I knew I had the outfit.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
7. (The outfit is still in the making. I am not totally satisfied with the jewelry and am still looking for a necklace).
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The black and white stripe motif is the key. As is the fabric – as both the skirt and vest are of silk and the hat is velvet – both rich luxurious fabrics. The top under the vest had to be cropped to be the right proportion and to just meet the tip of the vest.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would wear this outfit in the summer when I need to be properly elegant. It’s the perfect outfit for temple on Shabbat morning.
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 a properly decked out woman in this outfit—proper with an arty edge. It’s a fine balance between being conservative and edgy and somehow I feel I have achieved it in this outfit.