London fashion week: Tom Ford showcases new collection
LONDON (AP) - Dim the lights, pour the champagne and get the party started: That's the atmosphere greeting guests at Tom Ford's fashion show in London on Monday, and it's a totally accurate reflection of the catwalk looks to come.
Staged in a darkened room with mirrored walls and suede couch seating along the runway, Ford's show was everything one would expect from him - opulent, glamorous, and with oodles of sex appeal.
"I was very much in the mood for a very powerful, strong woman," the American designer said after the show, which drew actors Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett to the front row.
The collection "was sexy, but in a sensual rather than overtly sexual way, which was why everything was quite covered up and chaste. Yet if you really looked at it you feel that you can see right through it," he added.