Julianne Moore Lavishes Praise on Director Tom Ford

Julianne Moore and Tom FordJulianne Moore Lavishes Praise on Director Tom Ford: “Incredibly, Incredibly Meticulous”

Julianne Moore says acclaimed designer Tom Ford doesn’t just have a masterful fashion sense: the role of film director is also a perfect, elegant fit. Moore, who co-stars with leading man Colin Firth in Ford’s much anticipated directorial debut A Simple Man, told PEOPLE at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Hollywood Awards that the former Gucci designer’s renowned aesthetic sense and attention to detail was critical in creating the film’s stylish storytelling and lavish production design. “Tom is incredibly, incredibly meticulous and has a work ethic like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Moore explained. “He works very, very hard and is always very prepared and cares about every tiny detail.” The film, based on the Christopher Isherwood novel, is set in the early 1960s, and Ford recruited the award winning production design team from Mad Men to create a textured environment that painstakingly evoked the era. Moore, who’s long worn Ford-created fashions, said she was just as eager to let him tailor her performance. “Tom and I have been friends for a really long time and he always wanted to make a movie” she explained. “It was one of those things where one day he had the script and he sent it to me and asked me to do it. I loved the part. I love the film, but I LOVED the part and I’m really impressed with him. This is an amazing accomplishment and I’m very happy to have been included in it.” The actress and Firth are already generating awards buzz for their performances, and Moore said she thinks this won’t be Ford’s only foray into film-making. “I think he really enjoyed himself making the movie,” she said. “He really had a wonderful time and I’m sure he’ll direct more films.”–Scott Huver

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Tom Ford Urban Musk – photos

Tom Ford Urban Musk

Tom Ford recently released his new White Musk series, consisting of Jasmine Musk, Urban Musk, White Suede, and Musk Pure. All 4 of them were pretty impressive to my nose. Musk Pure is like a new interpretation of Kiehl’s Original Musk and Serge Luten Musk Koublai Khan, but with a twist. Jasmine Musk is a good take on what the title says, White Suede is a creamy leather with light, sweet musk notes, and Urban Musk (which I found to be the most daring of the bunch), adds a dirty note to the opening and heart and dries surprisingly sweet on my skin. Tom Ford calls this one “carnal.” I talked myself into getting Urban Musk recently at a Tom Ford event at Saks and have been enjoying it quite a bit. My SA threw in a huge factory spray of White Suede as well so I’ll be set with that one as well.

Tom Ford Urban Musk

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 Fry - Tom Ford’s PR director

(NEW YORK) Those among you clamoring for Tom Ford’s hotly-anticipated women’s samples have reason to breathe easier–one of fashion’s best-loved publicists, Andrew Fry, has been named PR director for North and South America at the brand. Fry most recently served as the PR manager at Burberry. At Tom Ford, Fry will report to Cori Galpern, worldwide director of communications, and work on men’s, women’s, fragrance, eyewear, and events. Fry starts at his new post on Wednesday and his first projects will include events surrounding the release of A Single Man in the United States.

Fry began his career at Ralph Lauren before serving 3 years at Banana Republic. Following a stint at C&M Media, where he worked on Brioni, Missoni, Just Cavalli and Moncler, Fry moved to Burberry in 2007. He was instrumental in orchestrating the 153-year-old brand’s return to London Fashion Week in September as well as its opulent “Burberry Day” festivities in New York this past May.

Source: Dailyfrontrow.com – ASHLEY BAKER

Tom Ford is back again

Tom Ford is back again

Today, WWD reports that Ford has finally confirmed on the record that he will indeed once again be a womenswear designer. Ford and De Sole are currently hunting for financing of $50 million or more. Though WWD cites earlier sources that put Ford looking to launch as early as Fall 2010, the designer now says he’ll need another 18 months to put his ducks in a row. If our math serves, that means if he gets financing by this coming January, his first collection would hit the runway in September or October 2011 with a Spring 2012 debut. (Unless he chooses to show on the Couture schedule in July. Don’t count that possibility out.)

Whatever the case, it still gives us ample time to muse about what Ford’s prodigal collection might look like. For starters, it’s the first time he’ll be designing women’s without a major brand to reinterpret or revive. In other words, pure Ford. So, will he out-sex Decarnin? Outclass Alber? Out-chic Philo? What do you think?

Source:  Style.com

Tom Ford in Tokyo

Tom FordLast evening Tom Ford was in Tokyo at Shinjuku Isetan promoting his 2nd and newest store in Japan. The new store in Shinjuku Isetan is a shop-in-shop on the 8th floor among the tailored clothes section of the department store. Ford, who contends his brand is outperforming other men’s brands during the recession because of Tom Ford being a new and growing brand has intentions to open a 3rd, stand alone flagship in Tokyo when a suitable location is located as well as launch his women’s line when finance is secured. In the meantime fans of Tom Ford will have to make due wit his men’s RTW line, skin care, fragrances and sunglasses available throughout Japan.

Source: Tokyofashiondaily.blogspot.com

Tom Ford seeking investors to launch womenswear

Hot on the success of his film “A Single Man,” Tom Ford is looking to broaden his label with womenswear.

UK fashion trade specialist Drapers reported the luxury label is seeking a $50m investment to expand its products, which currently sells menswear, eyewear and fragrances.

Two years after leaving Gucci Tom Ford launched his namesake men’s brand line in association with Zegna. His perfume and sunglasses series included women’s but to date no women’s clothing has been introduced. Last year Ford said in a Women’s Wear Daily interview: “Women must definitely be introduced… once the men’s sales reach my target, I will revert back to women’s.”

During the recent catwalk season, Carine Roitfeld was spotted wearing archive Tom Ford for YSL during London Fashion week and a few days later Anna Dello Russo was seen wearing three different pairs of Tom Ford within 24 hours at Milan Fashion week, as many blogs reported.

Online private equity site peHUB in September reported Tom Ford International was on the hunt for financial backers for significant investment.

Source: Fashionunited.com

The designer-cum-film director discusses the genesis of his debut feature, A Single Man.

Tom FordOut: Your first movie turned out to be the toast of the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Is this the start of a second career?

Tom Ford: I certainly hope it’s the start of a parallel career. It was a lot of work when I was both shooting and designing, but if I were only making films, the lag time between different projects would drive me crazy. I’d like to make a movie every two or three years, which is about as quickly as you can get a project off the ground anyway.

How do you think those two sensibilities — fashion and film — come together in the way you approached this movie?

They are very separate things for me. Making this film is the first time in my life that I have been purely expressive or artistic. Fashion, for me, is certainly creative, but it’s ultimately a commercial endeavor.

On paper, certainly, A Single Man sounds like an unlikely project. It’s a story about a middle-aged gay man preparing to take his own life.

Even [my partner] Richard, when he first read what I wanted to do, said, “Are you sure?” I said, “Yes, I’m positive. I have a feeling.”

The focus on love between two men seems so apposite given the debate around gay marriage and the glaring need for better representations of gay relationships.

I didn’t even think about it, but I created the kind of relationship on screen that I have and that [the writer] Christopher Isherwood had with Don Bachardy for 43 years. So it just seemed very natural to me. It was funny to me when one of my agents said, “This is a gay story.” I said, “Really? It is?” I’m just blind to gay/straight at this point in my life. I am gay — I’ve always been completely open about that—but first and foremost I’m human and live the same human condition that every other human on our planet lives. Christopher Isherwood was one of the very first people to treat his gay characters in the same way that he treated the straight characters. They were always just people interacting.

It’s clear that this is a personal movie.

If you read the novel, you can see that I’ve had my character and personality grafted on to the central character of George. The book A Single Man is kind of The Power of Now before The Power of Now was written. And going through a certain midlife crisis of my own — having spent an enormous amount of my life concentrating on the material world — this book spoke to me in my mid-40s in a way that it didn’t speak to me when I read it in my 20s. At this point in time a great message for all of us is to appreciate the small things in our lives and to try to be very present for them, because they are the big things in life — that’s what we get, that’s it.

In contrast to your sexually provocative advertising and Gucci-era persona, A Single Man reveals a deeper, more romantic side that may have escaped people’s notice.

I agree. One thing that most people wouldn’t believe about me is that I’m incredibly shy, and I don’t think I’ve ever allowed people in that close. So the fashion side of me is the surface side, really. It’s also taken a bit of coming to terms with the fact that I do spend so much of my life working in the material world. But as long as you keep it in perspective and don’t take it too seriously, I think fashion is a great thing that adds quality to our lives. It doesn’t mean that a beautiful pair of shoes isn’t still beautiful. But if you lose them, big deal, because they don’t really mean anything other than to be able to say, “Wow, look at my feet. Aren’t they pretty?”

How did your partner react when he saw this movie?

Well, he saw it in many stages. He read every incarnation of the screenplay, he came on the set a few times, he saw the dailies, he saw the first cuts. And I think he loves it. He’s very rarely particularly demonstrative about things I’m working on. Many, many fashion shows where I got great reviews—he didn’t say a word about them. It was almost as if they didn’t exist, and that used to drive me crazy. But he’s been much more vocal about this.

How did you come to choose Nicholas Hoult for the movie?

Originally, I had cast someone else in that role, someone well known, who pulled out at the very last minute. He just didn’t show up at the costume fitting five days before we were due to start shooting. About two weeks earlier, I had received, via e-mail, an audition by Nicholas, who wanted to read for it even though the part was taken. I remember thinking Fuck, he’s so good, he’s so right for this, but the part had already been cast. And then oddly — and this happened a lot with this film — things just moved. Colin Firth wasn’t available originally — I had cast someone else in the role — and we had a shift in schedule, he had a shift in schedule, the other person dropped out, and all of a sudden things lined up. The same thing happened with Nicholas. Now I can’t imagine anybody but Nick in that role.

There’s something very serene about his presence in the movie.

And angelic. And in a way he is a bit of an angel who saves George (Colin Firth). What’s interesting is that Nicholas was 18 when we started filming; Colin was 48. They were exactly the ages of Chris and Don when they met.

A Single Man opens in December.

Source: Out.com  By Aaron Hicklin

Hello boys! Tom Ford & Colin Firth

Without question the best-dressed premiere of the festival so far. Fashion designer turned filmaker Tom Ford  attended the premiere of his forthcoming film A Single Man.

Based on the book by Christopher Isherwood, set in the mid-sixties, it sees Colin Firth play an English professor mourning the sudden death of his partner, played by Matthew Goode. Firth has already picked up the award for Best Actor in Venice earlier this year for his performance, and we’re pretty certain the film will continue to pick up awards before it’s released here in the UK on february 2010.

Source: Festival.blog.lovefilm.com By Helen Cowley

“Dressing the Man” – Tom Ford Editorial from SENSE

 Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Japanese men’s magazine SENSE has an editorial showcasing the current fall/winter pieces of Tom Ford suits and outerwear. The editorial stars model Jako Hybholt, and is draped elegantly in uniquely styled tuxedos, as well as colorful combinations of trousers, blazers, ties, and scarves.

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Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

Tom Ford suits and outerwear

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