When Tom Ford debuted his eponymous women’s wear collection back in September, it was at an event so private and so exclusive that only 100 of fashion’s finest were invited to attend. Photography was prohibited (apart from the hired lens of Terry Richardson) and Ford swore no one would see the line until it was actually available for purchase. The collection goes on sale in January and the line’s website goes live next month, which is why Vogue has published a Steven Meisel-shot preview in their December issue.
The spread is accompanied by a wonderful profile of Ford written by Sarah Mower, which reveals one of the juiciest and most, erm, titillating blind items we’ve seen in a while.
The incorrigibility of Tom Ford is still intact. It is, however, now supported by multiple Diet Cokes rather than alcohol, because among many other did-I-really-do-that? mornings after, a hand-slipping incident was beyond over-the-top. “I used to think I was funny only when I was drunk. But inhibitions are there for a reason. Sometimes you’re not supposed to tell somebody that her tits are sagging. You’re not supposed to reach across and fondle someone’s breast in front of her husband and tell her that her implants are far too high and that if she massages them this way, they’ll go into the right space. A very famous person with a very famous husband, who did not speak to me for a long time.”
Emphasis ours. We’ve racked our celebrity rolodex to try and figure out who he’s talking about and our best guesses go to Salma Hayek (and hubby Francois-Henri Pinault) and Rita Wilson who is married to Tom Hanks and who walked in his Spring presentation. Both guesses are pure conjecture but, isn’t this fun? Leave your best guesses in the comments.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Mr. Ford Returns [Vogue]