Tom Ford’s collaboration with Estee Lauder is reportedly a makeup and perfume line-up to be called Amber Nude. While neither Ford nor Lauder executives would comment on the new lines to WWD, Ford also is said to be tweaking Lauder’s iconic Youth Dew fragrance into a scent called Youth Dew Amber Nude, which will be accompanied by a colour cosmetics collection under the same moniker. The compacts for that collection are said to be Ford’s modern renditions of classic Lauder compacts, rendered in rich gold tones.
Both the cosmetics and the fragrance are expected to be on counter by early December in America , with a European debut to follow in early 2006. Ford and his former Gucci partner, Domenico De Sole, formed their own, self-financed company and signed a beauty deal with Lauder in April. Ford, who is the first designer to be allied with the 58-year-old Lauder brand, is president and chief executive officer of the new venture; De Sole is chairman. Sources estimated the duo could earn between $10 million and $20 million over the next five years.