Tom Ford Fall RTW 2018

Tom Ford fall 2018

For fall, Tom Ford went high-glitz, high-glam and audacious.

Such is an element of Ford’s newfound prescription for dressing by day: the “potent piece” integrated with basics, an approach informed, he has said, by mingling with school moms during drop-off. Suffice to say, that must be some school parking lot. These days, Ford’s mad for leggings, but there are leggings and leggings. His favorites: liquid metallic and flashy animal spots.

In fact, though tempering his use of fur, Ford loves an animalia motif — zebra, snake and spots galore, shown with dizzying fortitude, from his take on discretion, the all-black, high-sparkle look that opened the show, to head-to-toe color — tailored suits in acid green and red; an acid yellow mini shift and frilled dresses in purple, red and yellow, all over coordinating tights. There were calmer moments, too — if one can call a racy black jumpsuit with cutout midsection calm (yes, it harkened indirectly to a white jersey Milanese ancestor). Might this have been one of the looks Ford referred to last week, when, voicing frustration with the state of the red carpet, he said, “There’s some things in my women’s show…and I thought, ‘If someone had the guts, this is what they should wear on the red carpet.’” If so — agreed. Then there were the coats. These were fabulous, both chic shearlings with jeweled buttons and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink collaged wonders that worked an off-beat, tricked-out practicality. Potent indeed.

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Tom Ford Spring Summer 2011 | Menswear

Today Tom Ford brings us his latest menswear collection for spring/summer 2011. Influenced by one of spring’s biggest trends the collection give us a 70’s flair featuring skinny belts, cool silk scarves, and classic two piece suits. The lookbook stars Luis Borges and Max Motta.

The New Face Of Tom Ford Does Elle

Keira Knightley has landed on the cover of Elle UK’s March issue, making this her second cover of 2011.

For her spread, the Brit wears pieces from Tom Ford’s new collection because she’s been tapped by the designer to model his womenswear for the next 6 years.

Tom says of Keira:

“I absolutely love Keira. She is spectacular, very professional and I love her spirit. She’s beautiful in an English way; she has a little 1940s feel to her face — yet at the same time she always looks so young and modern.”

We think she’s a lovely choice, but we’re kinda over the collection since it’s been featured in every magazine imaginable.

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Tom Ford Review, Plus Audio From The Show

If there were ever a true gathering of fashion’s extended royal family in New York, it happened last night at 845 Madison Avenue at the corner of 70th Street. At precisely 7pm when the guards dressed in black tuxedos locked the front gates, and the light was turned down momentarily, Mr. Tom Ford appeared at the end of the main room of his menswear store, which was decorated with large floral arrangements. About 100 top tier international editors and journalists sat anxiously after a long wait–six years–for his return to womenswear.

“Richard (Buckley) knows that for years when I was at Gucci and Yves Saint Lauren, I had a recurrent nightmare and it would last for a week before the show that the clothes would not arrive, that something went wrong, that the atelier burn down and that I had to stand up in front of all of you and talk for 20 minutes. It’s a tough crowd! I am happy to say that tonight I am very proud. We have, I think, wonderful clothes to show you and we also have I think many of the women–the most inspirational women–to model for us. So I’d like to present to you now my Spring 2011 ’Women’ collection,” said Ford just prior to narrating his entire show, describing each of the models and the specific look they were wearing. And the most fabulous women they sure were.


Click play above to hear Long’s audio recording from the show.

“Ladies and Gentlemen. Miss …” was the introduction Tom gave to each look by calling each model by name. There was off course the most talked about Beyoncé Knowles, who teased the crowd in a short midnight blue and silver all sequined dress; Julianne Moore and Karen Elson (whose album “The Ghost Who Walks” was part of the soundtrack) in a charcoal and navy dress with dangling fringes respectively; Emmanuelle Seigner in a tight cut black wool jacket worn open with slim pants and crocodile sling-backs; Lou Doillon in classic black tuxedo; Lauren Hutton in a white silk trouser suit with fedora; Natalia Vodianova in a silk georgette dress; Rinko Kikuchi in a silk tulle and georgette cocktail dress; The Honorable Daphne Guinness in a leopard print dress with her own platinum and diamond jewels; and Julia Reston Roitfeld in a black leather bomber and hand stitched leather skirt. And this wasn’t all–there were also Rachel Feinstein, Lisa Eisner, Stella Tenant, Farida Khelfa, Rita Wilson, DuJuan, Victoria Fernandez, Marisa Berenson, and Chanel Iman. Different types of women but each wore the perfect outfit.

But when Amber Valletta emerged from behind the curtain wearing a print single-breasted suit with a black chiffon blouse, unbuttoned to her navel, there was a momentary gasp of silence. At that instant, her allure and the way the suit envelope her silhouette stopped time for a few seconds. Surely this collection heralds a return to elegance and a move away from the current minimalist chic. And it will be available at Tom Ford stores worldwide towards the end of January.

Fashion has the power to transform, but so few designers can marshall this power the way Mr. Ford did last evening. Ford somehow knew that it was time to turn the page on the current obsession with fast fashion, and to return to what he has always known and proposed–that detailed, well-cut clothes in sumptuous fabrics can bring fashion to a different realm. He banned photographers and asked attendees to restrain from taking pictures. Sadly, many of the editors were still busy tweeting away instead of savoring the magnificent fashion moment taking place in front of them.

When I left the show, I kept thinking about the images of the Jamaican runner Usain Bolt at the Olympic games 100 meters dash final. In a record setting time, Mr. Bolt was so far ahead of the crowd that he had to turn his head back to verify that he was still in a race. I think after a six-year wait, Mr. Ford can now sit tight. If he looks behind him, he probably won’t see any competition.


Click play above to hear Long’s audio recording from the show.

Source : , Thanks to Fashionista contributor Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt.

Tom Ford Responds to Roitfeld Speculation

In an e-mail from London on Saturday, Tom Ford said he was as surprised as everyone else about Carine Roitfeld’s decision to leave French Vogue at the end of January — and, no, don’t expect a Ford-Roitfeld collaboration anytime soon. He wrote: “Carine and I have no plans to work together at the moment, and it is nothing that we have even discussed, but of course I think she is brilliant and we are close friends so who knows about the future.”


Tom Ford On Fashion With Julia Restoid Roitfeld In V

The younger Roitfeld can rock Tom Ford nearly as well as her hot mom.


Photos: Julia Restoin Roitfeld for V Magazine

In order to have access to Tom Ford’s Spring line you should either be Beyonce, a maje model, super wealthy or have Carine Roitfeld as a mom. Julia Restoin Roitfeld fits one or more of the criteria, which may be how she found herself looking flawless in Mr. Ford’s new collection in V Magazine’s upcoming issue #69. She also took her own self portraits for the spread and interviewed her mom’s bff – sounds like a harsh day at the office.

V’s upcoming issue focuses on the “New Fashion Moment,” although it seems Mr.Ford is back to mine that particular brand of sultry glamour he’s basically perfected.

Ford told Roitfeld, “I told myself that I would not come back to 
women’s fashion until I felt I had something new to say.”

Well, he’s back and he better stay for a bit. But what, JRR asks is his New Year’s Resolution, “I don’t have one,” Ford explains, ” I believe in living life the way that you want to live it every day, and if you do that you don’t really need to have New Year’s resolutions.” We continue to learn from the master.

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Tom Ford spring 2011 Editoral in W Magazine

    Holding out on magazines until December paid off for Tom Ford. Ford’s collection was already featured in a dedicated Vogue December 2010 editorial, but I have the feeling that the forthcoming W Magazine’s Tom Ford editorial is going to be my favorite.

“Major Tom” is the new Tom Ford editorial featured in W Magazine January 2011 issue. Ford’s new Spring 2011 collection is of course showcased, alongside an interview, in a photoshoot by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Madin, modeled by Lara Stone.

In the interview Tom Ford opens up about the women who inspired his collection:

About Daphne Guinness: “Daphne is about structure, so the most important thing is that her dress is corseted and shows off her incredible figure. She is also not a shrinking violet and can pull off fashion looks that many would be afraid of. I wanted her to have one of the most dramatic looks in the show.”

About Rachel Feinstein: “Every time I see Rachel, I am dazzled by her smile, and I think about color. Rachel is all about color.”

About Karen Elson: “Karen in such an exotic beauty, I always love dressing her in color that plays off her skin tome and hair color.”

About Lou Doillon: “Lou is young and has an amazing body. She was the perfect person to wear a catsuit-Le smoking.”

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[Images courtesy of W Magazine]