May 11, 2021

Tom Ford Spring 2018 RTW

F—ing Fabulous. To Tom Ford, it’s more than a naughty-kitsch fragrance name intended to titillate, one that triggered an Instagram frenzy when bottles of the juice arrived with his show invitations. To Ford, f—ing fabulous is a standard of living. Once upon a time, he aspired to it. Now, he’ll settle for nothing less.
Ford’s fashion show on Wednesday night, the first mega event of the spring 2018 season, dripped in FF. The venue, an enclave of allure installed into the Park Avenue Armory, featured a tall white enclosure bathed in purple light and spritzed with you-know-what scent, the floor an expanse of pale carpeting, wantonly unprotected, no cheesy plastic pre-show covering here. It recalled the Tom Ford of yore, particularly his early Yves Saint Laurent shows. To make the cavernous, utilitarian Armory reference the Rodin Museum — no easy feat. As for the guest list — high wattage, filled with actors, artists, actors, influencers, a bevy of cross-generational models and Kim Kardashian.
Also classic Ford: The calculated decadence, rendered in a split between athletic-derived sportswear and power-woman goddess gowns. “I’ve been living in L.A. and people wear sports clothes in the daytime, and in the evening they wear mega eveningwear,” Ford

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