Tom Ford Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 New York
Tom Ford, the man who gave us $15,000 crocodile coats and $50 lipsticks, showed his collection in a subway station.
But this is 2019, and Ford is nothing if not extremely adept at reading the zeitgeist — and how to spin it into covetable high-low luxe.
Vivid colors, jackets, and many more!!
Ballskirts and muscle T-shirts set the tone for the collection, which had models in teased-up faux-hawks stalking the dimly lit subway platform. But those muscle Ts were no joke; with sculptural drape and rolled sleeves, they were as studied as a matinee idol’s. And the ballskirts, slightly deflated, weren’t too precious for late-night shenanigans either.
Ford cast Kaia Gerber as his modern-day Edie in a slouchy, oversize satin blazer — sleeves pushed up, sans pants, with seamed stockings and mirrored heels. Likewise, the designer’s signature suiting was generally more relaxed and less precious, for both men and women, in electric-hued satin, pink cheetah and tiger jacquards that were wild without being raunchy.
Guests like Amber Valletta, Miley Cyrus, Ansel Engort and Anna Wintour attends the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2020 at New York Fashion Week.
Descending a steel cage stairwell to Ford’s velvet underground: the most cinematic-looking subway station you have ever seen, bathed in violet light.
Even the safety-vest-wearing MTA workers minding the tracks enjoyed Ford’s nocturnal animals — though they said they had never really seen anyone dressed like that in the subway tunnels, at least not yet. You never know — with the way the far-flung show schedule is going this season, there’s still time.