While we'd love for this to be true--Lanvin x H&M proved to be beautiful and impressively constructed--it's a little hard to believe, given Ford's current ethos.
In the December issue of American Vogue, Ford confesses his disdain for everything fast--particularly the way runway show footage is distributed via the internet. "I do not understand everyone’s need to see everything online the day after a show,” he told Sarah Mower. “I don’t think it ultimately serves the customer, which is the whole point of my business—not to serve journalists or the fashion system. To put something out that’s going to be in a store in six months, and to see it on a starlet, ranked in US magazine next week? My customer doesn’t want to wear the same thing she saw on a starlet!”
What's more, Ford's clothes have gotten more expensive--and more couture-like. Would he go downmarket? Especially at this point in time?
You can call Tom Ford many things, but we don't think "snob" is one of them. So maybe the answer is yes. Maybe he's looking forward to the attention--and making all different types of women feel sexy.
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