The private unveiling of Tom Ford’s womenswear collection after a six-year hiatus was definitely the news that generated the biggest buzz this past fashion week. Privileged guests invited to the intimate event were refrained from taking photos and were asked to withhold detailed reviews of each look until the official release. What ultimately wasn’t a secret was the model line-up, which included a range of influential women like Beyoncé, Daphne Guinness, and Lauren Hutton, whom Ford hand-picked and introduced with every garment himself during the presentation. “It’s about individuality. Real clothes, real women. For a fashionable woman aged 25 to 75. That’s why I literally put many of my own muses in the show. I hear them say, ‘God, I can’t find that anywhere!'” Ford tells Vogue in an exclusive interview.
His newly refined viewpoint may be a farewell to his trendier Gucci days. “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—10, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!” Looks from this collection are sure to become the investment pieces to covet with their release, possibly in late December, along with the highly-anticipated event photos shot by Terry Richardson. Look for both on the revamped Tom Ford website.