Deborah Z Porter
Occupation Founder and Executive Director of Boston Book Festival
Residence CambridgeCan you size up people’s reading tastes by what they’re wearing?
You probably can, but with the people I know — academics — what they read is a lot more radical than the way they look.
Tailored, but I like to throw in something quirky, maybe an interesting shoe or a cobalt or red accent.What about a memorable dress outfit?
I wore a red Mary Katrantzou dress with a typewriter keyboard printed on it to last year’s Boston Book Festival kickoff cocktail party. I saw it at Riccardi and had to have it.If you could costume a literary character, who would it be?
I’d dress everyone in Leaving the Atocha Station like they stepped out of The Sartorialist blog. — Marni Elyse Katz