The former designer of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, who regained his independence in 2004, presented the ultimate collection of his brand. This one had been sold last November to Estée Lauder. The result is an intense concentration of the multiple talents of the man who gave his letters of nobility to porno-chic and the expanded function of the artistic director.
Tom Ford turns the page of fashion with a bang.
He has just orchestrated the latest collection bearing his name, highlighted by a striking campaign and video directed by Steven Klein.
This collection is presented as a “tribute to women.” But it is the Texas designer with the perfect physique, who had dreamed of becoming an actor in Hollywood before studying architecture and fashion design, who occupies the role of the central star in the campaign. Even if, like a fashion James Bond, the sexy sexagenarian (61 years) dressed in a suit and dark glasses shares the stage with several models who have more recently enameled his brilliant career: Amber Valetta to Joan Smalls through Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson, Caroline Trentini … The staging, assumed around a white alpha male, did not necessarily please the supporters of the Woke …
13 years of design and counting…
The other star of this campaign is a select sample of designs inspired by his 13 years of women’s design under his name, but also partly from his great years at Gucci (1980 to 2004) and Yves Saint Laurent (2002 to 2004): bias-cut and draped dresses, leopard pants, sequined dresses or soccer jerseys. …Informed observers recognized, in particular, the white hooded dress worn by Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2012 Oscars or the spring 2020 bib worn by Zendaya at the Critics Choice Awards.
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Featured photo : © Tom Ford