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Who didn’t see this one coming? Exactly one season after Tom Ford bucked convention and confiscated cameras at his first women’s presentation since leaving Gucci, publicists and event planners alike have noticed a distinct shift to smaller, more intimate shows this fashion week.
Tom Ford‘s women’s collection is the coolest thing to happen to ready-to-wear in years, so it would make sense that when it came time to name a face for the brand, the designer and his considerably knowledgeable marketing team would pick a face that was just as cool. Right? Well, maybe not. It’s been reported that Keira Knightley will be the brand’s first official face — and not just for a few seasons — for six years.
When Tom Ford debuted his eponymous womenswear collection back in September, it came with a few ground rules: no photos, no magazine coverage, and no red carpets until at least December. Ford felt that fashion had become “overexposed” due to its focus on celebrities and red carpets and instead wanted to keep his consumers curious until February deliveries. But December came and went without a Ford dress on a red carpet, and the Golden Globes proved barren as well. But this week, in a move befitting her title, Anna Wintour officially became the first woman to wear Ford in public.
Tom Ford is like an enigma wrapped in sex wrapped in a beautiful, leopard print dress. He’s an introverted extrovert who knows how to turn it — whatever that may be — on in order to sell things and, according to this latest interview in Interview, he’s also a gay man who, in his own words, lusts after beautiful women. More on the eminently quotable Ford, after the jump.
Can enough be said about Tom Ford‘s patent genius? No — and that’s exactly why people are still talking about the secret women’s collection he presented during New York Fashion Week. The good people at Vogue UK talked to Ford about that collection, inquiring after everything from why he only invited 100 people to what he wants his brand to look like in 10 years. But perhaps the most interesting thing is the way he approached the manufacturing of the dresses.
Video of Tom Ford‘s ultra secret women’s show in September has finally made its way to the Internet! Actually, we were beginning to think that it was a bit of an urban legend, but it made its way slinkily onto our screens, just the way the models, actresses and world-changing women who walked in Ford’s show made their way down the runway.
Back in September, Tom Ford debuted his first womenswear collection in a super-exclusive show that left us decidedly jealous. The guest list was ridiculous, the clothes sounded divine and we just couldn’t wait for photos to surface. Though a few poor quality pics leaked (and the collection popped up in December’s Vogue), we are only now privy to the official visuals from the much-lauded presentation.
When Tom Ford debuted his eponymous women’s wear collection back in September, Ford swore no one (other than the select 100 invitees) 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, accompanied by a wonderful profile of Ford, which also reveals one of the juiciest and most, erm, titillating blind items we’ve seen in a while.
Wherever there’s a fashion show, there’s always someone dying to crash it. The New York Post reports that a trio of Japanese women tried — and briefly succeeded — to get into Tom Ford‘s ultra secret women’s wear presentation on Sunday.
For those in the know (and, well, super famous), Tom Ford is currently holding a surprise and pseudo-secret women’s wear presentation in an undisclosed location on Madison Avenue. Earlier today, The Daily reported that celebs like Beyonce and Victoria Beckham were slated to model styles from Ford’s first women’s collection since March of 2004, and now Twitter has confirmed it. Ford had a show, and it was awesome.
As hard as Tom Ford may try, this industry is not good at keeping secrets. The Daily is reporting that Ford will indeed be showing a women’s wear collection this week at a small and ultra-exclusive presentation — with one extra-special caveat. Ford won’t be using your usual run-of-the-mill, legs-for-days glamazons.
Yesterday everyone was abuzz about Tom Ford — namely regarding the rumor that he would be showing his sure-to-be-incredibly-incredible women’s ready-to-wear collection at an intimate cocktail party on Sept. 12. We were a little perplexed that Ford’s flack wouldn’t confirm if this was in fact going down, but then Lou Doillon tweeted that she would be in New York for the Tom Ford “show.”
WWD reported today that Karl Lagerfeld has canceled the Paris runway show for his signature collection and will instead set up a new ready-to-wear collection for the Web. Meanwhile, it’s been rumored that Tom Ford will give a small viewing of his long-awaited women’s ready to wear collection at a small cocktail party on Sept. 12, right in the middle of New York Fashion Week. And we cannot understand why.