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