Tom Ford’s Womenswear Collection in V and W Magazines

I have a confession.

I love all things Tom Ford. I know that must be a shock to you. Really.

Just because I posted about him here, here, here, here, here and here… that wasn’t a dead giveaway right?

So there is no doubt in anyone’s mind of my love/obsession/admiration/etc., I had to share these images from the January 2011 issue of W Magazine. Everyone (including myself) had been raving about the photos of the collection that were just recently featured in  U.S. Vogue and Vogue France. Know what? I love these shots more.

The pictorial, which was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, stars Lara Stone modeling some of the statement pieces in the collection. What makes it more appealing (to me) than the images in Vogue is the movement. I love seeing the way material flows and moves on a model. It’s the reason I love catwalk videos. Inez and Vinoodh captured that movement in these images, and the effect is stunning.

Each of the pieces in Ford’s new collection were designed for a particular model. The colorful shredded organza shrug, silk crepe dress, satin corset and shoes below were designed for Rachel Feinstein.

Image via W Magazine

Ford designed this dress for Karen Elson. Despite being dubbed by some as the “Cookie Monster” dress, it has been featured in quite a few fashion magazines, including the Emily Blunt Cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Maybe I am crazy, but I love this dress. I love the fringe and the color. Especially the color. I wouldn’t care who called me Cookie Monster – I’d OWN this.

Image via W Magazine

This double-silk georgette kimono catsuit, originally designed for Lou Doillon, is my favorite of the bunch. Check out those sleeves. This shot is just brilliant.

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Image via W Magazine

Ford considers this dress one of the most dramatic looks from his new line. Designed for Daphne Guinness, it is constructed from sequins and embroidered silk with netting.

Image via W Magazine

Beautiful right? If you still aren’t convinced, check out this interview with Ford in the latest issue of V Magazine. Julia Restoin Roitfeld, the beautiful daughter of Carine Roitfeld (SIDE NOTE: Carine Roitfeld has resigned from her position as editor-in-chief of French Vogue), sat down with Ford and slipped into a few pieces of the Spring collection for this series of stunning self-portraits:

Self-portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Image via V Magazine

Self-portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Image via V Magazine

Self-portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Image via V Magazine

Self-portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Image via V Magazine

So, what do you think of these pictorials?  Now that the collection has been revealed for some time – what are your thoughts?

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On a side note, I came across an old favorite 2005 W Magazine interview with Ford entitled “Fordbitten” when I was on W Magazine’s website. Seeing that I don’t just adore Ford’s designs – I adore HIM (and desperately wish I could stumble upon a heterosexual version of him that would fall madly in love with me), I had to share a couple of my favorites images, but the interview is worth a read.  One of my favorite Ford quotes from the article:

“We’ve become plastic, objectifying the human body…waxed and polished and buffed and shined up and manipulated,” Ford says. “And then, of course, I’m portrayed as the one doing the manipulating, the polishing, buffing, shaping, which is what I do. It’s just what we do. What the fashion industry does.”

All images are by Steven Klein.

A whole lotta sexyyyy. Image via W Magazine.

Image via W Magazine

*Sigh* Why can't he have a twin? Image via W Magazine

Do you remember this interview?  What do you think?

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  • Fashionista_Next_Door December 26, 2010, 5:59 PM

    Well, well, well. This was just what I needed to keep the party going the day after Christmas. First of all, that “cookie monster dress” is TO DIE! and Tom Ford… well, he leaves us speechless every time…what can we say, really. *drooling*

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:17 PM

    Tom Ford and his designs are definitely drool-worthy. 🙂

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  • M.J December 24, 2010, 2:53 PM

    You a Tom Ford fan??? Nah!!! I’m in total shock! 😉

    The Kimono catsuit is FAB!!!! I love it!!!

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  • M.J December 24, 2010, 2:53 PM

    You a Tom Ford fan??? Nah!!! I’m in total shock! 😉

    The Kimono catsuit is FAB!!!! I love it!!!

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:17 PM

    See, I KNEW someone would be surprised! 😉

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  • THE-LOUDMOUTH December 24, 2010, 3:18 AM

    I saw that spread in W. Gorgeous!

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  • Marissa December 23, 2010, 6:13 PM

    Your not crazy – I love the cookie monster dress, too! It’s just the most beautiful shade of blue, isn’t it?

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:14 PM

    He calls it Cobalt blue. I call it heaven.

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  • Casee Marie December 23, 2010, 9:37 PM

    He is so attractive, I could just cry. I got that W issue in the mail last week and you were – of course! – the first one I thought of. Love the shoot! So much. I was a little disappointed that the Cookie Monster dress (which I love) got cut off, but it looks so wonderful that I got over missing the bottom half rather quickly. I also love Lara in this set, something I never thought I’d say. Nothing against her, but I’ve been feeling so tired of those open-mouthed shots that focus on her teeth. This is a reminder of what a truly gorgeous model she is. Love the curves, love the hair. Everything is marvelous.

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:17 PM

    Agreed, agreed and agreed! I’ve seen enough of the blue dress that I was OK with it being cut off, but i completely agree about Lara. She looks stunning in this shoot.

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  • Grit and Glamour December 23, 2010, 9:04 PM

    B, I SWEAR we are sisters from another mister. I swear. Your faves are almost always exactly the same as mine! No wonder why I like your blog so bloody much. Well, that, and half-naked photos of TOM FORD! God DANG!

    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    twitter: @gritandglamour

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:16 PM

    Maybe that is why I love your blog so much as well… perhaps we are long-lost sisters?

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  • Citizen Rosebud December 23, 2010, 8:09 PM

    Ah, Beautiful, he is one suave mothafukka. Who knows how to make women look and feel beautiful.
    Congrats to you for being Blogger of the Year! And I’m confident 2011 will bring you more accolades.

    Happy Holidays! <3

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:15 PM

    Thank you, yet again! Happy New Year to you!

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  • Kristin & Megan December 23, 2010, 5:42 PM

    That partner of his is one lucky fella. Yowza he’s a beautiful man. Swooning over that leopard number. So excited to see his return!

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:14 PM

    Yes. Beautiful. he certainly is. *sigh*

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  • Arash Mazinani December 23, 2010, 12:29 AM

    Funny you should post this, I have just finished writing a style icons post about him on my own blog. He has impeccable style himself and his designs are always sexy and glam.

    http://www.arashmazinani.com

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  • Beautifully Invisible January 12, 2011, 12:29 AM

    Thanks for letting me know – I’ll be checking that post out for sure!

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