The designer started the month-long fashion event with a bang in the Big Apple
For the opening of New York Fashion Week SS19, Tom Ford showcased a collection that was both romantic and hard-edged, explaining in show notes that he wanted “to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence.”
Ford made use of neutrals, powder blue, blush pink and a touch of lilac with plenty of leather and lace added to the mix. There was an abundance of black, including a dreamy caped dress worn by Gigi Hadid, as well as an animal print plunging halter teamed with a matching biker jacket worn by Joan Smalls. Kaia Gerber was one of many models that donned a headscarf in varying pastel hues. As for the men, there was plenty of metallic tuxedo jackets, some with varying animal prints, trench coats, and an oversized man bag that we want for ourselves.
After the runway show, Tom Ford presented an after-party to celebrate the Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection, which is a line of lipsticks named after men he admires. Guests at both events included Cardi B, Henry Golding, Hailee Steinfeld, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Adriana Lima, Suki Waterhouse, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and more.