Tom Ford may not like fat people, but he definitely has a thing for the olds. The December issue of Vogue Paris — which, unless you have been living under a fashion blog-less rock for the last few weeks, you know was guest-edited by Mr. Ford himself — features a seven-page jewelry spread modeled by two beautiful senior citizens in the throes of what appears to be an incredibly passionate bout of love-making. In other words: geriatric porn!
While at least one site has called the spread “a little gratuitous,” we love it. Obviously, it’s nice to see some age variation in terms of models, but more importantly: old people have sex!
As for Ford’s inspiration, Frockwriter saved us the embarrassment of trying to dig through our memory of high school French and translated the post-script for us.
“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condems this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire.”
this is some kind of spaceship or something.