Lord knows I love designer, film-maker and all around Fancy Pants, Tom Ford. But lest we forget, dude’s from Austin, Texas. One wouldn’t, however, make that assumption by listening to Mr. Ford speak with Vogue Contributing Editor, André Leon Talley about changing a “diuhh-puhh” or two when his baby son Jack does something utterly gauche into it after his meal. (I’m quite sure Master Jack will be trained in the art of non-elimination within a year or so.)
Please do take a moment out of your busy day to listen to the pretentious faux-Euro accents of these two Southern American fashion icons.
One more thing?
André Leon Talley was born and raised in North Carolina. I’m pretty sure (and Brittani – The Girl You Want can verify this for me), that ALT’s accent isn’t quite an authentic NC dialect.
Donatella Versace offered up another sexy Versace collection, but this one was a bit more understated than previous seasons. Instead of body-hugging red carpet ready gowns, there were flow-y dresses paired with gladiator heels, very South Beach.
There were also a number of lace embroidered pieces, including a very cool pair of fitted white jeans.
The show closed with a couple of colorful 70’s inspired numbers, showcasing the bright hues Gucci and Moschino also showed on the runway.
I especially liked the short, gold disco dress worn by model Kati Nescher.
Secret Agent Man, Tom Ford was seeming highly unforthcoming with regard to his Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection. Unlike other designers who parade their latest lot down the runway for Fashion Week, Mr. Ford chose to show off a few bits by allowing celebrities (Paltrow, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence) to wear pieces of the collection on recent red carpet events.
I’m practically weeping at the sheer perfection of this collection.
When it comes to vision, restraint and fit, Tom Ford is peerless, in my opinion. The columnar gowns, the subdued padded shoulders, the color stories are classic and obviously investment pieces. I can envision these pieces being worn in the 70’s through today and onward.