When we heard that Tom Ford would be moving his womenswear show from London to LA this season, we were more than a little disappointed. Having brought his inimitable sexy sparkle to the London schedule, the designer decided he would head to California and stage his latest catwalk two days before The Oscars, and on the same day that London Fashion Week kicked off. So, while a lot of fashion editors and buyers faced the conundrum of which to choose, for some it was a no-brainer. This might just be the starriest FROW we’ve ever seen.
We promise you’re not seeing things, there really were that many celebs in attendance. From Amy Adams in a red velvet ’70s suit, Gwyneth Paltrow in an LBD and Scarlett Johansson dripping in gold sequins to Jennifer Lopez’s very daring choice of footwear, there was literally a famous face everywhere we looked. Julianne Moore also showed up to support her friend, looking incredible in emerald, and we managed to spot Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miley Cyrus (with boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger), Elizabeth Olsen, Nicole Richie and Naomi Campbell. 50 Shades of Grey director, Sam Taylor-Johnson even rocked up with husband Aaron. See? Everyone was there!
Still need more name drops? Well, Rita Ora was in head-to-toe white, Robbie Williams attended (we know!), as did Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon and John Legend. Ok, we’re exhausted now.
So what about the collection itself? The catwalk was littered with white rose petals to start with, which Tom Ford himself explained by saying: “Of the 500 guests, 270 were in the entertainment industry. I’d better give them some showmanship. I thought, It never snows in Los Angeles. Let’s make it snow rose petals.” The clothes were a riot of luxe textures- such as the macramé skirts- psychadelic prints and generally more relaxed silhouettes than we’re used to seeing from Mr.Ford. But, of course, there was still plenty of sex appeal and high-octane glamour.
We’re in no doubt that the Hollywood elite left with one big shopping list. We know we did…
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By Hannah Banks-Walker