Tom Ford takes to Los Angeles to present his fall-winter 2020 men’s collection. The starting inspiration of the collection is a 1966 image by Bob Richardson of Baron Alexis De Waldner and Donna Mitchell for Vogue Paris. Ford explains,
Alexis is holding a cigarette [or a joint] up to Donna’s mouth and her eyes are closed in a relaxed and sensual way. I love this image and it’s slightly louche mood. Chic, possibly slightly stoned, and very sensual. The designer continues,
Bob lived in LA for part of this period of his life and while I am not sure where the image was actually taken, for me it conveys the mood of the season and a mood that for me is very LA. Describing his latest collection as more sensual than sexual, Ford does not hide the fact that the majority of his designs feature an element of the seventies. He confides,
A designer’s sense of beauty is, I believe, heavily influenced by the time in which they came of age. There will always be a trace of the 1970s in my work, as there is this season.