Marking the end of an era, Tom Ford dropped the last collection for his eponymous label — nodding to 13 years of nostalgia shot in 3 videos by Steven Klein.
Famous Ford muses like Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson and Caroline Trentini posed for the couture genius in a sombre yet fashion-forward film.
An image that particularly stands out is the one where models look like they are dressed for mourning — but of course, in quintessential Tom Ford attires.
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Last year, the veteran designer sold the brand to Estée Lauder for a whooping $2.8 billion deal (marking its biggest acquisition yet). The current archival collection pays homage to his journey as a designer, with theatrics that only he can bring to the table.
His expansive career spans over three decades. At 61, the ex-chairman of CFDA has helmed several fashion houses (from Gucci to YSL) and redefined their design DNA — creating a blue print for the successors that followed. The ultimate advocate of all things sexy, Tom’s idea of a women’s sexuality was steering the power back in her hands. To him, sexy didn’t just mean provocative — it also meant bold, confident and someone in charge of their own anatomy. His legacy is etched in endless pop culture moments that are till today references as some of the best in fashion.
As he bid’s the label adieu, here are some of his best sartorial moments over the decades
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