After ogling gorgeous celebrities encrusted in sequins during the cocktails that preceded Tom Ford’s fall 2015 runway show, held, as you’ve likely heard, in Hollywood and really, there were Oscar nominees Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Sofia Vergara, Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Faith Hill, the list goes on it was something of a surprise to see an unembellished black prairie-style dress with a midi skirt as the first look. But for Ford, expectations exist only to be upended. And his unmatched animal instinct for high-octane glamour surfaced soon enough. By look five, you had a raw-edged denim skirt that was half fur, and by look six, you had Joan Smalls in a dramatic, full-length fur coat that combined at least three, if not four, different skins.
This season, Ford delivered a hyper-luxe vision of the Southwest punctuated with ladylike touches. Among the fringe, denim, peasant tops and what looked like braided leather chokers were nipped waists, skinny pencil skirts, and turned-up collars. Patchwork played a major role, too. In fact, when the jean jackets with fur panels appeared, you couldn’t help but applaud Ford’s ability to read his Los Angeles audience. The same goes for what he did with evening: floor-length denim skirts with colorful patchwork velvet. All of it could have walked straight off the runway.
Lest one interpret this lack of sparkly adornment as a sign that Ford finally has mined clean the earth’s paillette reserve, out walked Smalls again, this time wearing a burnt orange sequin number with dramatic cutouts near the shoulders. Any one of the bold-faced beauties in attendance would be wise to choose it on Oscar today.
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Photo Credit/Source: TOM FORD
Photos: Denise Crew (stills), Alessandro Garafalo/Indigitalimages (runway)
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London Fashion Week kicked off last Friday and yesterday-eve Tom Ford presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Lindlay Hall with an amazing scenery (see my Instagram below).
Ford likes kink. He’s into tousle-haired, smoky-eyed rock chicks. The seventies are his stomping ground. The collection Tom Ford showed for spring riffed knowingly on all those points he covered so successfully at GUCCI in the high nineties. Now that young designers who were babies in those years are quoting those times, he’s circled back to reclaim the territory. Mostly in black, with flares and giant seventies glam-rock platform clogs, to boot.
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