Backstory: Major Tom
Tom Ford’s debut women’s wear presentation ( as seen in the January issue ) wasn’t the first time the designer sent out mouthwatering clothing—the man has been making us drool since the mid-Nineties. Here, Alex White, W’s Creative Fashion Director, rounds up some of her favorite Ford looks from past issues of the magazine.
Photographed by Craig McDean, September 1995.
“It was Tom’s debut collection for Gucci, and my debut Gucci shoot for W. Tom Ford in the Nineties was seminal.”
Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, October 2000.
“This coat, from Gucci’s fall 2000 collection, was just so luxurious. It looked simply feline.”
Photographed by Craig McDean, April 2001.
“For Gucci, an Italian luxury house, to send out a white T-shirt as a swimsuit was a statement. It just oozed sex and made you want to have the body to wear it. We put it on Kate Moss for the cover.”
Photographed by Steven Klein, September 2003.
“This was from the Kate Moss tribute issue, and for the cover I wanted to put her in a gorgeous red siren dress.”
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, September 2004.
“This dress, from Yves Saint Laurent’s fall 2004 collection, was another favorite. Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, all in one.”
Read Major Tom from the January issue.