Tom Ford is a trendsetter in every way and last night he flexed his NYFW creds by embracing the much talked about, much debated show-now-shop-now concept. However, it's not a concept anymore because we- the consumer- can walk into the Tom Ford showroom on Madison Ave and SHOP the looks! And speaking of the looks, it was classic Tom Ford. Sexy, sequined, plunging necklines, pencil skirts and to-die-for blazers for men - all with his signature retro-vibe.
The stars of So You Think You Can Dance, SYTYCD continue to shine with their fashion choices. Dolce & Gabbana, Louboutin, Tom Ford among the styles embraced in episode fourteen. It looks like Travis Wall is ready for this week's National Bow Tie Day and I love Paula in her custom George Clinton Bespoke white suit, great hair too.
"tWitch" sported a pink Ted Baker shirt and Nigel stepped it up in a black Tom Ford shirt but it's Travis who wins most dapper dude in his Moods of Norway suit and Alexander McQueen tie. Paula Abdul was by far the best dressed SYTYCD in a flirty hot pink dress by Michael Costello and matching shoes by YSL. I chatted with Michael at NYFW a couple of years ago and he was as adorable as he is talented. It makes me happy to see this designer evolve and experience so much success. Paula, you look fabulous! That dress is a straight up hit and run...
From the Oscars to the Met Gala, while I'd love to attend every award show, event and banquet, the CFDA Awards would probably leave me the most star-struck. It's the one time a year, even more than the Met Gala, that the biggest designers, legends and newbies alike, come together to to celebrate and honor the year's best. The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards were last night at Lincoln Center in NYC. Congratulations to all the winners. See list below:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year Award: Tom Ford
Accessory Designer of the Year Award: Tabitha Simmons
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Rosie Assoulin
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Hood by Air
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Mansur Gavriel
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Betsey Johnson
The Media Award: Instagram
The Founder's Award: Millard “Mickey” Drexler
If the 2015 menswear collection by Tom Ford doesn't inspire us to keep working hard at the gym to maintain a lean physique, nothing will. There are so many things I absolutely love about this collection. Let's start with the range. Tom Ford gave us everything from suits to jeans. He paired suits up with clean, crisp sneakers - perfection. And then there were the denim and leather ensembles to show just a hint of the bad boy in all of us. It's difficult to choose a fave within all the looks but I have to admit that the Op Art-esque tuxedo jackets are a dream. What I love the most about Tom Ford is not a singular article of clothing but rather the collective image the designer creates from head-to-toe.