PROVIDENCE – New York street style icon, stylist and model Tziporah Salamon will perform her one woman show, “The Fabric of My Life: A Sartorial Autobiography,” on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal St., Providence. This free event is hosted by Wayland Square’s Clad in boutique, which encourages all women, of all sizes and ages, to develop a creative, personal style and to have fun with fashion.
A favorite subject of acclaimed photographers Bill Cunningham, Iké Udé and Ari Seth Cohen, Tziporah regularly graces the New York Times Style section and is frequently featured in Advanced Style. In addition to working as a stylist, performance artist and teacher at Parson’s, The New School for Design, Tziporah has modeled for Lanvin and in Australian Vogue. Her internationally-sourced archival wardrobe has served as inspiration to su Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg. (See tziporahsalamon.com.)
In “The Fabric of My Life,” Tziporah will use her legendary vintage and designer wardrobe to illustrate the story of her life. Born in Israel to Hungarian Jews who were Holocaust survivors, Tziporah immigrated to the United States as a young child. Inspired by her parents, an expert tailor and dressmaker, Tziporah realized from her earliest childhood the expressive beauty of clothing, not just for dressing, but also as a true art form. Tziporah’s philosophy is that “people should strive not only to dress for their unique selves and their particular bodies, but with creativity, boldness and imagination, rather than being slaves to current trends.”
As a follow-up to Tziporah’s one-woman show, Clad in invites fashion lovers to their Westerly store, 32 Friendship St. Westerly, on Friday, Oct. 4, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., for Tziporah’s Art of Dressing Seminar. Tziporah will cover all aspects of choosing and accessorizing outfits, using her unique wardrobe of rare vintage and designer clothes to teach the essential elements of style. Tziporah will help guests learn how to craft and express their own signature aesthetic. The seminar will be interactive and guests can enjoy “Bellinis, Brie and Banter,” and are encouraged to wear their most inspired ensembles for a chance to win a $200 Clad in gift certificate and a photo studio portrait.
For each event, there is a suggested, optional donation of $25, the proceeds of which will be donated to the National Council of Jewish Women, Rhode Island Section.
For reservations, go to cladin.com or contact Leslie Grant, Clad in Women’s Clothing Boutique 497 Angell St., Providence, 454-8442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.