Tuesday, February 9, 2016

No Photography Please At Tom Ford

"I don't get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it's bad," Ford said. "The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness."

I'd love a sit down and dish with Tom. The polite note at Tom's London Fashion Show today was a quiet reminder that this is different, special and no photographs please. A few tweets "chic bohemian luxurious collection" and "sexy, chic, don't mess with me."  Rock star clothes that cost the moon and it's nice that way. 


  1. It's very tricky these days to keep your collection under wraps. I respect him though. There is something to be said for anticipation. We grow tired of everything much too quickly. A disposable society.

  2. I think it worked , now I want to see

    Pop Trash Beauty

  3. No! Someone stile a mood board? That's really awful. Boo. Like Wendy I respect the fact he is a contrarian and sticks to his principles. And if you ever sat down to dish with him I would kill to be a fly on the wall!

    Sending you a smile,

  4. I've really missed popping in here almost as much as I miss the author - you never fail to snag a smile across my face, and encourage me to work harder so we can sit in those front rows again. Love you, love the way you write!

  5. Julie Ann, I miss you so much and am so proud/impressed of what you are doing.

    It is way too long. OMG, yes.

    Front row babes, you bet.


  6. In my opinion, Tom Ford can do no wrong but that's another story.

    Here in Paris, I spent the weekend reorganising my wardrobe (aka throwing out so much) and have a shopping trip planned this weekend for Autumn pieces. I don't want to look at Spring/Summer collections now - it makes no sense to me. Tom Ford is doing what is right for his company, and for the consumer. People used to get excited about things, now everything is planned and we already know what we're going to be wearing in 6 months. It is just so ridiculous.

    I like what he's doing but more than that, I respect him for making his own path and not following the crowd. No matter what age you are/industry you're in, this is always tough. Respect Mr Ford!

  7. Yes! Tom Ford is doing exactly the right thing for his business and I applaud him. This is luxury fashion, not fast fashion, meant to be anticipated and savored.

  8. I just take a peek and I suddenly discovered your post. I find it well written and awesome. I like it. Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward on your next post.

    Charles A


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