– By Khahlil Louisy
It was everything, and there in the front row to take it all in were Chaka Khan, Julianne Moore, and Kim Kardashian.
Forget everything you’ve been told about always looking forward in fashion. In fact, last night, Tom Ford proved that having a solid foundation, revisiting those house cues, and updating them is really the way to go. It was both a poignant message and an absolutely fantastic collection for Spring Summer 2018, modeled by an all-star cast.
Mr. Ford embraced what he is and that which the world knows and loves him for – his ability to make the strongest women sexy. There were body-hugging ruched dresses, expertly cut jackets with strong shoulders worn over braletts, low-slung pants rolled up above the ankles, and of course, some fantastic leather pieces including an orange trench. Ford also played with textures – velvet in shocking pink, satin, leather, and jean. Having a cast like Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner drove the sexy hollywood point home.
Elsewhere, there were several parties scattered all over the city to kick-off New York Fashion Week. Marc Jacobs feted at The Flower Shop; Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath hosted her Mothership Ball at China Chalet; BMG Models partied at Craven; and Art Hearts Fashion celebrated with their New York Fashion Week Opening Gala at The DL.