Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tom Ford is born with the maximum amount of design talent in a beautiful package.
His most memorable collection, to many was A/W Gucci 96:
I was obsessed with my long velvet jacket with wide lapels in the 90's. Dark maroon. I think I took a photo of myself for a blog post in that jacket last year. Yes, I'm still wearing it. I still have big hair. I love heels to death.
I am still faithful to the Tom Ford silhouette today, despite the assault of skinny jeans, harem pants, ballet flats and baggy tops. I'd have to be dead before I wear harem pants.
Women in the 90's were arguably split in two fashion camps:
Glamourpuss Gucci girls. Powerful girls and androgynous boys.
Arty farty Prada girls. Androgynous girls AND boys.
Tom Ford heavily objectifies women. But in this world, let's be honest- women WANT to be objectified.
In his campaigns: Images that make women and men BUY his products, into his philosophy, into his image of us. In his world, women are beautiful, luxe sexual objets d'art. And we BUY into it, big time.
He has been with his partner, Richard Buckley (former editor of Vogue Hommes) for 23 years.
Question: How does he see the men he designs for?
He designs for men only these days..... and recently showed his first line of womenswear since his Gucci days in a secret show for womenswear.