Pic of Tom and Daphne Guinness by Cathy Horyn of the New York Times, read what she thought of Tom's collection on her blog On The Runway
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Oh let's hear it for Tom Ford, marketeer extraordinaire, who managed to steal the limelight at New York's Fashion Week yesterday by not showing his clothes (well unless you were one of the select 100 editors allowed to view) to everyone. No pics of the luxurious garments until December, keeping everyone guessing and ramping up the pre collection hype wonderfully. Not many designers could do this, but Ford, who has not done a womenswear collection for six years, pulls it off because of his credibility.
But we love him EVEN more because he used a selection of fabulous women of varied ages to show his clothes. All of them were mega-starry, I'll grant you, but Ford seems to us to have not only acknowledged that designer clothes are bought by older women too, but that he has designed these clothes with them in mind. Models included Daphne Guinness, Farida Khelfa, a model from the 80s, Emmanuelle Seigner, Lauren Hutton, Marisa Berenson and Julianne Moore. Oh, and Beyoncé. Tom, we LOVE you for it.