Or so says Tom Ford with his debut back into womens wear. My husband has long admired Ford for his movies and while I have never been a fan of Gucci (minus the spring 2011 shows), I am loving Ford for this collection.
Mr. Ford’s now famous re-entry into the fashion world of women’s wear after a 6 year hiatus is welcome news for the fashion lovers. For those of us who can be fashion snobs and like a little mystery and aloofness with our fashion, Mr. Ford managed to do that as well. The debut of this line was kept uber secret, no press allowed in, photographer Terry Richardson was the only one wielding a camera. Even the hand picked muses, all announced by the prefix “Miss” (Lauren Hutton, Liya Kebede, Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Feinstein, Lisa Eisner, Beyoncé Knowles, Miss Marisa Berenson, Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson, Lakshmi Menon, Karlie Kloss, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Julianne Moore), had no clue what they were in for. For Mr. Ford, top secret equals insanely sexy.
This collection is about real women, wearing real clothes. They want sophistication, class, and fashion, and here they get it all in spades. Tom drew, of course, from his days at YSL, but Gucci…?
It’s not for the Gucci girl he left behind. “At this point?” he considers. “She’d be too trendy.”
The classic, timeless appeal of this collection is sure to solidify Mr. Ford’s role in fashion history. The clothes are gorgeous. They’re cut to a woman’s body and designed to leave a lasting mark in her closet. And if anything, the way he debuted this collection will most certainly leave it’s own mark.
What do you think of Mr. Ford’s new line? Any one else in love?
Pssst. You can read the full article in Vogue here.
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