You’ll have to excuse me for the excessive Tom Ford-related posts this week. It’s just that I am just a little bit… obsessed.
I can’t help it. After that LONG (unbearable!) wait for a glimpse at Mr. Ford’s Spring 2011 womanswear collection, images from the preview in the December US Vogue finally surfaced on the internet. The verdict? The seventies-inspired collection is classic and lust-worthy (frankly, both Tom and the collection are drool-worthy!)
Now, images and a glimpse at the content in store for us in the December/January 2011 Holiday Issue issue of Vogue Paris have come to light. Mr. Ford is the guest editor of the issue, and it has become evident to me that I MUST get my hands on it. It is as vital to my survival as breathing air…
The cover, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, is striking in its simplicity. Tom Ford and Daphne Groeneveld both ooze sexuality, and you are left wondering exactly what that dress she is wearing looks like. The only downside I see is Daphne’s young age: I think I would have preferred it if they had used someone like Lara Stone (who Daphne is styled to resemble) for such a sensual cover instead. But that is just me.
As for the content of the issue, according to WWD, Tom Ford “wrote articles, photographed and styled well features, cast models and art directed everything with the exacting style for which he’s famous.”
He photographed the likes of Lauren Hutton fresh off the runway for a fashion story about his muses, all wearing Tom Ford. Other fashion brands figure in well features envisioned by Ford: one photographed by Terry Richardson at his New Mexico ranch; one on high jewelry, and another devoted to mature women who have resisted plastic surgery. “He very much likes beautiful wrinkles,” [editor-in-chief] Roitfeld said, flashing a smile.
Of the issue, WWD also says:
While at times sarcastic and even “caustic,” the issue is also deeply personal. Ford peppers the magazine with family photos, and tapped intimates, such as his longtime partner Richard Buckley and close friend Lisa Eisner, to contribute articles about a variety of topics, from beauty to the Los Angeles art scene.
It sounds absolutely delightful.
As for the December 2010 US Vogue, in addition to the article on Tom Ford’s return to womanswear (and gorgeous preview of the collection), the cover shot of Angelina Jolie also contains a touch of Tom Ford. She is wearing a loose fitting white Tom Ford dress with a plunging back and a black lace-up corset underneath. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get to see the front of the dress inside the issue… such a tease.
Now – who can I bribe that lives in France to buy the Holiday Issue issue for me?