I can still remember being 14 years old and seeing Tom Ford’s debut collection for Gucci. The velvet pants, satin blouses and colored furs…even the smokey eye makeup and gorgeous hair the models donned. I remember Madonna wearing a straight off the runway look at the mtv awards…the whole collection was perfection and exuded sexiness.
Since the day he left Gucci, I, along with many others have been anticipating his return to fashion with his own line. The time has almost come and he’s made sure to keep all the details quite a secret. No camera’s, other than Terry Richardson’s, were allowed at the runway show, which was a very intimate event, and just a couple sketches were released. Until this month when Vogue gave us our first look:
Tom has a clear reasoning for keeping his line so under wraps, he explained his theory to Women’s Wear Daily:
“I don’t get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it’s bad.
The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they’re online, the world sees them. They don’t get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They’re in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They’re overexposed, you’re tired of them, they’ve lost their freshness… In addition, all of the fast-fashion companies that do a great job, by the way, knock everything off. So it’s everywhere all over the streets in three months and by the time you get it to the store, what’s the point?
I’m holding everything back… The clothes are not going out to magazines before January issues. The clothes are not going to celebrities before December. The images are not being released online until December, when they’ll go online on my Web site.”
I absolutely can not wait to see the pictures from the show and the full collection!