Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fashion: Tom Ford + French Vogue

The fabulous Tom Ford recently guest-edited edition of the December-January issue of French Vogue. According to WWD, French Vogue's editor in chief Carine Roitfeld invited Ford, who has recently dove back into womenswear design, to take up the guest editing task a year ago and he embraced it fully, art directing the entire issue, writing articles, playing photographer and stylist and casting a surprising array of models.
"I always say, 'Tom has an eye like a scanner,' " Roitfeld told the paper. "He took his role very seriously. He is truly multitalented." On the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-shot cover, half of Ford's face is shown in the background while 15-year-old Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld is front and center, her eyes closed and her glossy red lips parted for an overall smoldering effect. Fortunately for non-teenage readers, the inside pages aren't all about the celebration of dewy youth. Instead, Ford photographed 67-year-old style icon Lauren Hutton, 50-something curator and book publisher Lisa Eisner and a host of other female muses of his who have chosen to forgo plastic surgery and age gracefully.


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