Someone Else’s Silk is a collaboration between Margot Errante and kimono collector Prerna Chainani. It is a performance about empathy and the ability to go beyond the Self. It begins with sitters selecting a kimono from a range of over 200 early Taishō to Mid-Shōwa pieces. Based on the selection, the artists determine the Sitter’s transformation using hair and make-up. During this process, they are not given the opportunity to see themselves in the mirror. Rather, they are asked to feel the metamorphosis through movement and touch. Only once the transformation is complete and they have been dressed in the kimono are they able to see their own reflection. They are then taken into the shooting room, where Chainani reveals the identity of the former owner of the garment via poetry or prose. She then leaves the room for Errante to take the portrait. Once the prints ready, a final exhibition is given to show sitters their own portrait.