Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't Call it a Comeback

Those who were not lucky enough to be invited to the presentation of Tom Ford's spring 2011 women's collection can finally see what we missed thanks to Vogue.  The ensembles were presented by a coterie of Mr. Ford's friends who included models, singers, actresses and others.  Their ages, 22-67, and body types varied from bootylicious Beyonce to lithe Lauren Hutton.  That was the first clue that these will be  wearable "real clothes for real women."  

“I want this to be somewhere a woman knows she can go when she wants a great jacket—not a fake expensive jacket, something that has intrinsic value. I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time—ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!”

According to Vogue, "his collection will be small and exclusive, and sold only in his sixteen menswear stores, until next season."  The men's stores are so chic, that I don't think that will be a problem.  I also hope that he hasn't given up making movies now that he's back to creating fashion.  How about A Single Woman this time?

Photos by Steven Meisel for Vogue

7 comments:

Sarah Ann said...

Love this post. Don't call it a comeback because it's not! Tom Ford is awesome. The last dress in the B&W photo? Wow!

alexis said...

I am loving this collection... it is so chic and at the same time accessible! Yes Please! Oh, and he does have plans for future films..... yay!!!

Modern Traditionalist said...

"I want this to be somewhere a woman knows she can go when she wants a great jacket—not a fake expensive jacket, something that has intrinsic value. I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes."

Yes, yes, YES! Thank you, Mr. Ford.

MT

abby jenkins said...

I LOVE Tom Ford. Classic, Timeless, Chic. I am lucky enough to live in a very affluent area where the consignment shops are filled with amazing couture items. I bought a Gucci shirt he designed years ago and still pull it out for special events. Timeless.

Leah said...

Wow amazing!!!

Luvs!

quintessence said...

So loving this elegant collection also! I ADORE the fishtail sequin jacket - that is definitely a keeper! And he evidently IS working on another film - but he says it is very different from A Single Man - not to worry - whatever it is, I'm sure it will be fabulous - and styled to the nines!

Alice Olive said...

I completely appreciate Mr. Ford's approach and a long-term investment horizon! I also expect my closet, humble though it may be, to last a long time. (Actually I apply that to a lot of things.) I agree - fashion shouldn't have to change every five minutes.

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