Tom Ford is furious with Amal Clooney for her last-minute Met Gala wardrobe change

Although the Met Gala is over, the outfit drama still lingers on between Tom Ford’s design team and Amal Clooney over a wardrobe change. After weeks of painstaking effort working on Clooney’s dress for the big event, the human rights lawyer decided not to wear it.

Instead, Amal showed up wearing her “backup” outfit by young British designer Richard Quinn: a metallic bustier, cigarette trousers, and billowing floral train. According to Page Six, Amal notified the designers of her last-minute wardrobe change. They were reportedly not pleased with the decision but gracefully accepted her choice to go with another designer. The team also said they would prefer it if Amal did not wear the dress at all that night (if she wasn’t going to wear it on the red carpet) so they would have the opportunity to allow another star to debut the creation at another A-list event.

Vogue staffers pushed Amal to stick with the original wardrobe plan in order to avoid unnecessary drama. After all, Clooney was the co-chair of this year’s Met Gala and cover girl of Vogue’s May issue. But of course, to stir the pot even more, the modern-day fashion icon made the bold move to ignore the design team’s request and changed into their crimson stain-glass window-inspired full-length gown later that evening at a private after party.

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.

Tom Ford to show at London Fashion Week

Designer Tom Ford will be showing his second womenswearcollection at London Fashion Week this month.

A spokesman at Tom Ford confirmed the rumour, but said that instead of a show, there “will only be a small presentation for international monthly magazines.” Dates and location are yet to be revealed.

New York Fashion Week: Tom Ford’s fashion comeback

The much-missed Ford returned to womenswear after a six-year break, with a collection that drew raptures at New York Fashion Week last September. The riotous show featured long-time Ford devotees, including Julianne Moore, Lauren Hutton and Beyoncé, sashaying down the catwalk in his glamorous Seventies-inspired beaded gowns.

Watch the Tom Ford spring/summer 2011 catwalk show

Ford’s presentation in London cements the city’s importance on the fashion week calendar, showing how it’s now a serious rival to New York, Paris and Milan. Its international press-pulling power was bolstered by Burberry’s decision to show in 2009. The luxury brand continues to show in the capital, attracting big-name stars like Emma Watson and Sarah Jessica Parker on the front row.

London Fashion Week, February 18 – 23,

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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 doormen

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.

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Tom Ford Launching Women`s Bags

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!

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Tom Ford wins again

TOM FORD is to be honoured by the Herve Leger Sale Savannah College of Art and Design. The ex-creative director of Gucci and YSL Rive Gauche will collect the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, which has previously been bestowed upon Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada, from the US Vogue editor-at-large himself on May 20. The Georgia college, which holds a highly Herve Leger Wedding Dress publicized fashion Herve Leger Dresses on Sale show each year has also awarded Diane Von Furstenberg with an honorary degree and Zac Posen with the Andre Leon Talley New Look Award in the past. According to WWD, this year it plans to provide a live webcast of the show for Ford fans to see all the action.

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