Monday, September 13, 2010

Tom Ford - Spring 2011

For the first time EVER, I have found a topic so fantastic that I had to write about it even without pictures!

The "no-photos-please", first womenswear collection fashion show to take place in the Tom Ford Menswear Madison Avenue store last night SOUNDS like one of the most posh events ever! Since there is no photo proof of the show and officially there won't be until January 2011, all I can do is recap...but as a die-hard Ford fan, I believe every word. The only photographer allowed inside was Ford's own go-to campaign photographer, Terry Richardson. The special invited guests consisted of the top Magazine Editors (of course Anna Wintour and Nina Garcia) and the truly "Who's Who" of the fashion world. AND... he used a few "personal friends" to model the fabulous looks. Wonder why Beyonce' wasn't in LA for the VMA's? Well, when asked if she had to think twice about walking in his show, she said "Absolutely not!" "Look at these clothes!", she laughed. Beyonce' modeled a beautiful Gold sequined dress.

I am never a fan of narrated Fashion Shows but if anyone could pull it off, Sir Tom would be the one! He even began each time with "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce..." He has officially broken the Fashion Show Mold! As he called out the name of each model, some of whom included Julianne Moore, Lisa Eisner (in a black feathered headdress) Amber Valletta and Lakshmi Menon (previous StyleMayin pick for Model of the Month), he gave a lively, detailed description with just a touch of "camp". Joan Smalls, apparently one of Ford's favorites in the show who reportedly wore an Afro to which Ford quipped, "And she just turned me straight..." ROTFLMBO...Gotta love him!

Ford said that each model was chosen because they are "women that inspired him" to model the clothes. I guess I'll have to wait until January to see the photos but here's a recap from those who attended as reported on fashionologie.com: From Jim Shi: "[An] emphasis on form in the leopard pantsuits, suede trench, cobalt blue silk fringe column, deep olive shirt, leather biker jacket . . . a lot of silk georgette, 18kt gold, hand painted python, lots of fringe." From Nina Garcia: "Clothes very specialized as well as accessories. 18k gold cuffs. Tailored suits over the moon red carpet and cocktail dresses." From Joe Zee: "Silk fringe gown, crisp tuxedos in blk and white, leopard pantsuits, corsets under peekaboo gowns and lace kneeboots." And from Cathy Horyn: "[The collection was] the height of glamour — sharp pantsuits in black silk or a leopard pattern, gorgeous black evening clothes with sheer blouses, corsets and maybe a shrug in shredded tulle, impeccable details like hammered gold jewelry, stilettos with ankle ties and seamed black stockings."

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