Tom Ford leads off New York fashion week with 80’s big shoulders and bright colors, presented at the Park Avenue Armory. The location was the perfect setting to unveil his bold, glamorous and sexy collection. “There was definitely a whiff of the ’80s to this collection,” he said. “Where most of my collections are a little Studio 54, this one was [more like] this little club in New York called Area in the early ’80s.”
“I was inspired by daytime clothes people wear not only during the day but in the evening — especially in L.A.,” Ford said backstage after the show. “Women have stopped wearing day clothes the way they used to.”
Asked about the abundance of strong shoulders, Ford said, “I think that feels right. It’s been a while since we’ve seen that.” He paused for second and then added, “It also makes your head look smaller and your waist look smaller.”
The front row included Kim Kardashian West, Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber and Julianne Moore.