NEW YORK — Nobody ever mentioned Tom Ford did not know methods to make an entrance, or on this case, methods to launch Fashion Week with a bang. Ford's present on the cavernous Park Avenue Armory was a celeb occasion of main proportion, drawing everybody from Kim Kardashian West to Julianne Moore to Liev Schreiber to Chaka Khan to Ciara to Cindy Crawford. No surprise the opening music on the soundtrack was David Bowie's "Fame."
Friends getting into the huge area, which felt like an opulent lounge bathed in rose-hued gentle, have been provided a vodka cocktail or flute of Champagne. On the edges of the room, two huge bars have been being readied for the after-social gathering.
The lights dimmed, and Ford's fashions emerged, first sporting informal garments resembling slouchy, satiny trousers, paired with billowing jackets or blazers with exaggerated shoulders. There have been leather-based trenches in vibrant orange or sensible white. A number of the trousers hung low sufficient to reveal the wearer's hip bones, underneath their clingy bodysuits. A couple of mini-clothes have been bathed in vibrant sequins and quick sufficient they revealed far more than legs.
Then the temper went from informal to glamorous; out of the blue a parade of stylish robes appeared, sheer and ruched, with vibrant sequins on the arms, for simply sufficient bling.
"I at all times like to make use of a bit one thing that catches the sunshine," Ford defined afterward in an interview, "as a result of they're additionally pink carpet clothes." He additionally needed to create a distinction between day and night time.
"You understand how ladies costume as we speak may be very totally different. Day garments as we knew them do not exist anymore. Ladies put on denims, a T-shirt, an awesome jacket ... and as they exit to lunch or dinner, they pop on a pair of excessive heels." His robes, he mentioned, have been a distinct factor solely — which is why he paused the music, lowered the sunshine after which introduced out supermodel Gigi Hadid in a chic ruched robe in dusty rose, with lengthy sequined sleeves.
Ford mentioned he was going for a '90s vibe, "for the form of power that my collections had at Gucci (then). And there are a number of type of '90s issues floating round in style proper now. There's one other factor in style now which is 'extra is extra is extra is extra' ... however I needed to have one thing slicker, sleeker, extra streamlined. Actually, simply to seize the power of that interval."
Ford is a busy man; apart from being a profitable designer and now filmmaker, with the lauded 2016 "Nocturnal Animals," he is simply launched a brand new perfume, which has a title we will not write right here — however the second phrase is "Fabulous."
"You already know, face it, we're in 2017," he mentioned, explaining the profane title. "It is fashionable parlance as we speak." He defined he came across the title when he was engaged on the perfume and smelled simply the proper mixture — and uttered the longer term title.
"It is solely accessible in our shops," he famous. "We have not marketed it, so a baby will not be going to come across the bottle and say, 'Mother and Dad, what's this phrase?"
As for his rising movie profession, Ford famous there's a number of similarity between working in movie and style.
"Whether or not you are designing a model or a movie .... it's important to have a imaginative and prescient, it's important to have one thing to say," he mentioned. "The fundamental instincts that I've had in style for a very long time additionally labored in movie."
Actor Liev Schreiber mentioned he'd come to honor Ford as a buddy, in addition to a designer and a filmmaker.
"That is the primary style present I've ever been to," he confessed beforehand.
As for Kardashian West, it actually wasn't her first style present — nevertheless it was her first Ford present.
"I am such an enormous fan of the model," she mentioned in an interview. "I've worn him for therefore lengthy. Such a fan since (his) Gucci days and past. So I am actually excited to see what this assortment goes to appear like."