A press release confirms that this is Ford’s final collection for the label he founded, which he sold to Estée Lauder for a staggering $2.8 billion in November, making it the beauty conglomerate’s largest acquisition yet and its inaugural foray into the realm of high fashion.
Tom Ford’s archival collection is a mesmerizing homage to his early oeuvre, featuring a stunning array of re-editions of his most iconic designs. The unforgettable breastplate-and-skirt ensemble in vibrant fuchsia from Spring 2020 makes a bold appearance, alongside the iconic white caped gown Gwyneth Paltrow donned at the Oscars in Fall 2012, and a tantalizingly metallic color-block body-con dress from Spring 2016. In an avant-garde campaign video, models strike pose after pose inside glass vitrines, while Ford orchestrates their movements like a masterful conductor, as if the models were mannequins in a captivating store display.
Tom Ford’s parting campaign boasts an extraordinary lineup of models and A-listers, with the likes of Amber Valetta, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson, Caroline Trentini, and more gracing the lenses of Steven Klein, and styled to perfection by Carine Roitfeld. In a striking tribute to the designer’s impact on the fashion industry, the campaign is a testament to the sheer scale of Ford’s influence and creative vision. Mark your calendars fashion aficionados, for this trailblazing collection arrives in stores this fall.