The death of a loved one is always an unfortunate milestone one must bravely go through in order to survive. For Gabrielle Chanel it was no different. After the death of Boy Capel, the love of her life, she fled to Venice seeking the kind of inspiration that would help her cope and evolve. What she found in that magical city was meant to shape her decisively.
Along with her friends, Misia and José María Sert, she dove into the amazing cultural universe of Venice and explored all aspects of it. The palaces, the churches, the museums and art itself in every form gave her the knowledge and the power she needed to imagine new creative paths. Eventually, Coco managed to blend her admiration for classical authenticity with her modern spirit and passion for fashion.
Gabrielle’s contact with Venice’s elite, from the cosmopolitan aristocracy to the most prominent artists, served as a catalyst for her formation as the persona we know today. A timeless mogul, representing talent, class and an exquisite way of living.
Humor and fashion are two very different means of expression, until someone special finds the way to bridge the gap between them. Once again, Tom Ford proved to be the man for the job.
With 4.8 million followers on Instagram, Celeste Barber is not easy to ignore. Known for her hilarious parodies of celebrity Instagram posts, the notorious comedian caught Tom Ford’s attention. During the rehearsals for his New York Fashion Show, Tom invited Celeste for a catwalk and a fitting session. The result was as funny as expected.
Combining their cleverness and aptitude for trolling, Tom and Celeste played with stereotypes and deconstructed fashion’s strictness in the most loveable way possible. Meeting Tom was “quite a surreal moment” according to Celeste who found herself both starstruck and pleased by the fashion designer’s ability to appreciate body positivity and diversity.
Looks like fashion can be a lot of fun after all.
Lace, leather, silk satin and a noticeable interwar feeling are some of the key elements of Tom Ford’s Spring 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection. The visionary designer draws inspiration from the Weimar era, evoking a dark and mysterious but elegantly sexy style, juxtaposed to almost all modern norms. After all, it is his firm belief that “fashion has somehow lost its way a bit, and it is easy for all of us to be swept up in trends”, so it is only natural that he reestablishes coolness by turning his back on what is popularly perceived as relevant.
His lean silhouettes, structured jackets, sensual skirts -asymmetrical or with slits- and, of course, his somewhat subdued color palette lead to a certain conclusion: With this collection, Tom Ford intends to bring fashion back to a place where it makes men and women feel more beautiful and confident, which happens to be the actual cause of his decision to become a designer in the first place.
A wide spectrum of celebrities and fashion aficionados, from Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to Cardi B and Henry Golding, attended the show which channeled Tom Ford’s late-era Gucci along with a seductive promise for the future.