Tom Ford Fall 2015

by Daniel Chivu

At last night’s Tom Ford show at Milk Studios in L.A., disco beats pulsed, and out came a kaleidoscope of patchwork skirts, coats, and pants–mixes of leopard, denim, lush blue furs, velvet and leather. Black and pink dresses, cascading with ruffles, beg to be twirled. A long fur looked like an abstract landscape in Santa Fe, where Mr. Ford has a house. It all feels very Los Angeles, riffing on the relaxed chic of late 1960s-era Joni Mitchell in Laurel Canyon. Daphne Groeneveld opened the show, followed by girls like Joan Smalls, Anna Ewers, Sasha Luss, Binx Walton, and Lindsey Wixson, plus Karlie Kloss, who closed the show. Gigi Hadid, a Tom Ford campaign model, and sister Bella both walked.

For the third act, the dance tunes mellowed and a classical orchestra soared over the speakers as rose petals rained from above. Models, eyes smoky and sultry, arrived in dangly, black chandelier earrings and slinky evening dresses in wavy, fluid patterns of glittering sequins. A white, backless dress made of multi-layered fringe, a true showstopper, strutted by.

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