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The Always Provocative Tom Ford Just Debuted His First Underwear Line


Only hours after news broke that Tom Ford is a vegan and has been feeling conflicted about fur, the designer presented his fall 2018 men’s collection during New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Tuesday night. Midway through the show, it became clear that Ford hasn’t been just thinking about working with less fur, but also, well, less clothing overall. After 37 models took their turn on the pastel purple carpet in tailored suits, peppered with standout items like snake skin-print jeans, orange-tinted aviator shades, and lamé blazers, a parade of no less than 20 men outfitted in only socks and underwear stepped out onto the runway, quite successfully drawing attention to the fact that Ford is rolling out an underwear line. (Shockingly enough for the famously provocative designer, it’s his first one ever, which is perhaps why he also upped the drama by doing his best to make the models appear nude, attempting to match the color of each pair to its model’s skin tone.) Get a closer look at what might be Ford’s best case yet for objectifying men by going backstage, here.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.

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On the runway at the Tom Ford Fall 2018 Men’s show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th in New York City. Photo by Simbarashe Cha for W Magazine.