The champagne was cold, and the front row stars were star studded Sunday night when Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week (Lincoln Center) with a spring-summer collection that oozed disco glam.
The 120 guests he invited sat on long, soft white couches at David H. Koch Theater while Ford’s models walked in capris, jacket sets in electric blue and purple, and embellished gold crop coats. All this while his music pushed the party forward.
Ford, who is the Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), significantly reduced his audience to close New York’s first in-person fashion week since the outbreak. There were dozens of designers who spread across Manhattan and Brooklyn to meet smaller audiences, with different degrees of attention to COVID precautions.
The mini-Met Gala was cancelled last year after it featured six days of fashion shows. Ford wound things up at the same time as the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards were underway in Brooklyn.
Jennifer Hudson, sitting between Julianne Moore and Dan Levy, danced to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” while she recorded Ford’s show with her phone. Hudson portrays Franklin in a biopic with the same name.
Gigi Hadid, who was one of Ford’s models, was dressed in slinky, shiny, evening joggers in bright blue, a crop-electronic green tank, and a copper jacket. The green was also used to make trousers and jackets with animal prints. There were a few all-black options for women and men, including some corset tops and parachute pants, as well as trench coats and trench coats.
One model wore a bouquet of white flowers with loose gold pants and a shirt coat that reached the ground. It was paired with a silver bra top. Ford did not speak with reporters to discuss his disco bride after the show.