Archive for september, 2010

Tom Ford doormen

dinsdag, september 21st, 2010

Leave it to Tom Ford to put together the perfect show for his first women’s wear line since 2004. Even the doormen were hot! The models were beautiful women that inspire him, among them Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodionaova, Julianne Moore, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Daphne Guinness and Amber Valetta to name a few. Sadly we will not be able to see the clothes until January as no one was allowed to take pictures. I kind of like the old school way of doing it, I love the anticipation.

Preshow Tom FordPreshow Tom Ford

Source : Hanneli.com

Tom Ford Tries to Control SHOW LEAKS!

dinsdag, september 21st, 2010

It comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone that, for his spectacular fashion comeback, Tom Ford planned to be completely in control, pulling all the strings himself. After months of silence, during which his dedicated fashion followers had to live off absolute scraps, rumour and gossip he held a TOP SECRET fashion show packed with contemporary fashion and cultural icons in place of anonymous models, yet refused any information or pictures to the press, despite having organised what would constitute by anyone’s standards – front page news.

But it seems the press are rebelling. Even the venerated New York Times Fashion Editor Cathy Horyn ignored the embargo – posting images from the show on the internet. And headshots showing all the celebrity models sans make-up have also leaked online.

Plus, presumably you can’t get Beyonce to sign confidentiality agreements. She blurted out to journalists after the show; ‘it felt like a performance. It had the energy of a live show. It’s great to see people have fun in fashion’.

So while celebrity models and the privileged few fashion editors who attended the presentation are releasing more and more hints and sneaky snapshots on the internet, WWD has published a post-show interview with the man so devastatingly dapper and polished he’d make Fred Astaire look scruffy; covering, somewhat ironically, his determination not to give in to the dictates of “immediate fashion” ; ‘this fashion immediacy thing — I get [it].…I don’t get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it’s bad. The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they’re online, the world sees them. They don’t get to a store for six months’.

Oddly, for the man who signed up A-listers from Julianne Moore to Daphne Guinness to model his collection, the designer went on to blame the hunger for instant fashion gratification on celebrities; ‘the next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They’re in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They’re overexposed, you’re tired of them, they’ve lost their freshness, you see somebody wearing it and you say, “Oh, that’s that jacket that was in blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.” Or [a] customer doesn’t want to wear that jacket that was in blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. In addition, all of the fast-fashion companies that do a great job, by the way, knock everything off. So it’s everywhere all over the streets in three months and by the time you get it to the store, what’s the point?’.

So why did he cast celebrities, and celebrity models, rather than anonymous catwalkers? ‘I showed on idealised versions of our real customers, all different women of all different ages. It was all about individuality, individual style, different body types, women who have their own style . . . If you look back at shows from the Seventies, they looked like what you saw last night. I wanted that intimacy . . . I wanted all different ages, I wanted all different body types, I wanted different characters and different personalities. I literally designed those clothes for those women — took their measurements, thought about them, thought about what they wore. I know Lauren [Hutton] likes white, I know she likes a hat, I know she looks good in a fedora, I know what her personality is. That was the message: Whoever you are, what we do at Tom Ford is help you develop your own individual style.’

Now isn’t that worth the wait?

Source :  WWD / Graziadaily.co.uk

Tom Ford Launching Women`s Bags

maandag, september 13th, 2010

At the Tom Ford prefashion show was the zip bag, a small but practical small leathergoods piece; minaudiere came in 18-karat gold or glass; a croc bag with woven leather shoulder strap; a black croc zipped pochette and a pochette trimmed in velvet. It appears the bags are geared more toward evening and tended toward the smaller side. It was refreshing to see no large, bulky totes or dreaded dog carriers. Images of the collection will be released in January so stay tuned Bag Snobs!

Source : Talkabouthandbags.com

Beyonce, Julianne Moore Model Tom Ford’s New Women’s Collection

maandag, september 13th, 2010

Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph just tweeted some amazing fashion news. She was invited to the Tom Ford cocktail party this evening. Well, the cocktail party turned out to be a fashion show of Tom Ford’s new womenswear line. There were rumors that Tom would show the line at an exclusive party, but it’s now fact not rumor. But it gets better. The models were Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Daphne Guinness, Rita Wilson and Lauren Hutton. Hilary said:

Beyonce, julianne Moore daphne guinness rita wilson lauren hutton all modfelled Tom Ford’s debut s/s collection tonight. Tom was compere!

Fabulous fun sexy glamour see-thru shirts and Beyonce wiggling in silvrr and gold and black mesh python pattern modelling at tom ford

So Beyonce blew off the VMAs in Los Angeles to model for Tom Ford. How very interesting. We can’t wait to see the collection. Tom only allowed one photographer at the showing who works for him. So he has total control over the photos to minimize leaks. Rumors say he won’t release the photos until January. Could he really be so cruel?

Elle’s Joe Zee shared more details of the show via Twitter

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Ultra glam at Tom Ford. Presented like an old couture show, Tom narrated his parade of chic, sexy clothes on “women that inspired him”.

Women modelling at Tom Ford: Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Natalia, Daria, Amber, Karen Elson, Marisa Berensen, Lauren Hutton, Daphne Guiness!

Tom Ford gorgeousness: silk fringe gown, crisp tuxedos in blk and white, leopard pantsuits, corsets under peekaboo gowns and lace kneeboots.

Sat with Solange Knowles and we cheered Beyonce working her silver sequin lace dress. Solange said she wants the afro Joan Smalls modelled!

Sorry guys. No unofficial pics at Tom Ford allowed. But trust me, it was a visual smorgasboard of refined chic and sexiness.

Tom did the show old school, just like the Paris couture houses in the 50s. He narrated the show and explained each look to the audience. Derek Blasberg tweeted more about the event:

Liya Kebede, Lauren Hutton, Natalia Vodianova, Lou Doillon and Joan Smalls, with Terry Richardson shooting them all on the runway. “And she just turned me straight…” Tom Ford sighs, referring to Joan Smalls

More more more! Rachel Feinstein (with John Currin in the front row), Amber Valetta (with a ‘The Women’ reference), Julia Restoin Roitfeld..

“I’m definitely straight now,” Tom Ford says looking at Beyonce Knowles in his fashion show, with sister Solange wooping from the front row.

Diamond and platinum jewelry, all her own,” Tom Ford says of his last model, the Honorable Daphne Guinness, closing his show. WOW WOW WOW!

From the tone of the tweets tonight it must have been an amazing presentation. We’ve never heard fashion editors in such a tizzy: they’re practically hyperventilating as they tweet.

Source : Shoppingblog.com

Beyoncé modeled in Tom Ford’s secret fashion show

maandag, september 13th, 2010

Tom Ford showcased his first womenswear collection in six years with celebrity cast including Beyonce, Lauren Hutton, Daphne Guinness, Julianne Moore and Stella Tennant with very small, but glamorous show.

The extraordinary show was held in the designer’s store on Madison Avenue before an audience of perhaps 100 editors. Each of the beautiful celebrities looked sensational and as individual as she could be. The collection includes sharp pantsuits in black silk or leopard pattern, gorgeous black evening clothes with sheer blouses, corsets with details like hammered gold, jewelry, stilettos with ankle ties and seamed black stockings.

The collection was very chic and womanly, with the signature style of Tom Ford.

Source : News.bgfashion.net

Tom Ford Oversized Leather Tote

maandag, september 13th, 2010

This is awesome! Finally a man bag from Tom Ford and it does not disappoint. I love the fact that the bag is a classic Bugati shape as it is both classic yet not boring. The price point is however a little too expensive at USD 1,960

Tom Ford and Celebrity Models

maandag, september 13th, 2010

Tom Ford’s Womenswear Presentation Reportedly to Have Celebrity Models, But No Photos Will Be Released Until January. Lou Doillon isn’t the only model of note in Tom Ford’s womenswear relaunch preview on Sunday: The Daily reports that every model is a celebrity – Victoria Beckham and Beyonce Knowles are among those joining Doillon – and Ford is expected to walk the intimate group of guests through each look personally.

The entire thing is very hush-hush: only one photographer is allowed at the presentation – working directly under Ford – and photos aren’t expected to be released until January – when the goods hit stores, in an effort to prevent counterfeit copies. Apparently everyone involved – from publicists to guests – have been required to sign confidentiality agreements.

UPDATE: Beckham is not partaking in the presentation, although Julianne Moore and Lauren Hutton reportedly are. [@jimshi809]

Source : Fashionologie.com

Tom Ford to Preview First Women’s Collection

zondag, september 12th, 2010

WWD.COM is reporting that Tom Ford will give a glimpse of his first signature women’s designs during New York Fashion Week at a cocktail he’s hosting the evening of Sept. 12. It is understood the first full collection — spanning ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and jewelry — will be shown to the trade in January for June delivery. A Ford spokeswoman confirmed “a small cocktail party” but declined to give other details. And on Wednesday, French fashionista and Jane Birkin’s daughter Lou Doillon let slip that she would be walking for Ford next week. Ford’s first complete womenswear collection will be comprised of ready-to-wear garments, shoes, bags and jewelry. It’s slated to hit stores next June.

Source : Mod-tv.com / Huffingtonpost.com

Tom Ford’s new hat produced by CrystalRoc

zondag, september 12th, 2010

CrystalRoc had the pleasure of producing the new hats for Tom Fords New York fashion shows in september.

Each hat was produced with over 7200 individual Swarovski Crystals in colour Jet (black).

Source : Crystalroc.blogspot.com

Tom Ford Beauty in Kuwait

zondag, september 12th, 2010

At Debenhams at the Avenues