Here Are All the Details We Could Glean About the Top Secret Tom Ford Show

Tom Ford held another one of his top secret, super exclusive presentations in London last night. He unveiled his spring 2012 collection to a small group of press and while we were not among them, we already have a pretty good idea of who was there and what the clothes looked like. Sexy, maximalist and '90s Gucci-esque seem to have been the main themes. Here's what we've gathered from the likes of Cathy Horyn, Hamish Bowles, Rachel Zoe and more. more The Vibe: By the time Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Glenda Bailey, Harrods and co had taken their seats (promptly at 6pm) the select presentation had become a three-row show. --Lisa Armstrong, The Telegraph
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Tom Ford held another one of his top secret, super exclusive presentations in London last night. He unveiled his spring 2012 collection to a small group of press and while we were not among them, we already have a pretty good idea of who was there and what the clothes looked like. Sexy, maximalist and '90s Gucci-esque seem to have been the main themes. Here's what we've gathered from the likes of Cathy Horyn, Hamish Bowles, Rachel Zoe and more. more The Vibe: By the time Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Glenda Bailey, Harrods and co had taken their seats (promptly at 6pm) the select presentation had become a three-row show. --Lisa Armstrong, The Telegraph
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Tom Ford held another one of his top secret, super exclusive presentations in London last night. He unveiled his spring 2012 collection to a small group of press and while we were not among them, we already have a pretty good idea of who was there and what the clothes looked like. Sexy, maximalist and '90s Gucci-esque seem to have been the main themes.

Here's what we've gathered from the likes of Cathy Horyn, Hamish Bowles, Rachel Zoe and more. The Vibe:

By the time Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Glenda Bailey, Harrods and co had taken their seats (promptly at 6pm) the select presentation had become a three-row show.

--Lisa Armstrong, The Telegraph

Tom Ford had the world's top models stalk the plush, grey carpet of his showroom in Victoria like sexy vixen-virgin rockstars to 'Unfinished Symphony' by Massive Attack and 'You'll Be Mine' by NY sister duo the Pierces

--Hilary Alexander, The Daily

Afterwards, the fashion twittersphere was orgasmic with Tom-love, but it wasn't doing it for me. What's more, I was there that night in New York, and I was there at Tom's last Gucci show, and the energy on those evenings was not there last night, so I take the twittergasms with a pinch of salt. It was glamorous, yes – but when you have Anna, Emanuelle and Dacha front row, Carmen Kass modelling and the champagne flowing, saying a show is glamorous is like saying a pudding is sweet.

-- Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian

I can't breathe from The Tom Ford presentation..there r no words for his genius..xoRZ

--Rachel Zoe, Twitter (Also, Mandana went)

The Clothes:

pencil skirts, to the knee, sometimes with a fish tail, tightly cinched in cummerbunds and peasant tops, all of it balanced on delicately sculptured wedges or metal pin-heeled stilettos...Mesh, marabou, raffia fringing, a candlewick effect which suggested long hours at the hand embroiderers, plaited satin ribbon...perforated leather skirts for starters, the leather bombers (worn with silk or leather jogging pants) and the guipure lace.

--Lisa Armstrong, The Telegraph

Mr. Ford’s show was thoroughly Tom Ford in its sex appeal and silhouette...The collection was loaded up with great day clothes, including loosely laced Moroccan blouses, fringed skirts and some simple but gorgeous dresses with ruching or a belt at the waist and a bubbled hem. A number of outfits also had corsets blended into the tone of the blouse. Equally strong were his evening option of slinky black pants—more like a ski pant—with a simple chiffon T-shirt coated with feathers at the front.

--Cathy Horyn, On the Runway

Amongst the hourglass silhouettes and powerfully sensual effects beloved of Ford fans since his work at Gucci in the nineties, there was a thread of Pre-Raphaelite romanticism in embroidered peasant blouses (of the type Matisse loved to paint), and even frothy, Renaissance-sleeved dresses that evoked the work of the great sixties and seventies London designer Ossie Clark.

--Hamish Bowles, Vogue.com

The Beauty:

tigress hair, smoky eyes, glossy lips

--Cathy Horyn, On the Runway

The Models:

All star cast at Tom Ford: Carmen Kass, Anja Rubik, Abbey Lee, Joan Smalls, Aymeline...

--Jane Keltner deValle, Twitter

The Post-Show Dinner:

Happy #MadMen won! Went to a chic Tom Ford dinner in London last nite that was a scene straight out of MM. Felt like I celebrated by default

--Joe Zee, Twitter

Rosie Huntington-Whitely was there.