I have a confession.
I love all things Tom Ford. I know that must be a shock to you. Really.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
So, what do you think of these pictorials? Now that the collection has been revealed for some time – what are your thoughts?
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.
Do you remember this interview? What do you think?