Now that fashion month is squarely behind us, Tom Ford is free to focus on more cinematic ventures. His sophomore film, Nocturnal Animals, may have taken seven years to come to life — his last film was 2009’s A Single Man — but taking place across three distinct timelines and locations, it’s ambitious enough to make up for, and perhaps explain, the wait. It stars Amy Adams as Susan, a terminally dissatisfied gallerist in an unhappy marriage; though she doesn’t wear Tom Ford designs in the movie, she’s precisely the kind of woman who would wear the director’s garments. And for the press tour announcing the film to the world, Adams — and the rest of her costars, including Ellie Bamber and Isla Fisher — has consistently opted for Tom Ford on the red carpet. It’s just one of the benefits of having a director who’s also a designer for his day job.
Who: Amy Adams.
When: Thursday, November 17.
Where: The premiere of Nocturnal Animals, the new Tom Ford movie with Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, in Paris, France.
What: A red column dress with long sleeves and front and back cutouts by Tom Ford with red heels and chain-link earrings.
Why: Like Julianne Moore before her, we can’t think of a better Tom Ford muse than Amy Adams. The red dress she wore to the Paris premiere of Nocturnal Animals exemplifies how his simple yet stylish designs just suit her. It’s remarkably consistent in its subtle details: Cutouts at the wrists and neckline are finished off with a simple twist, a motif that’s also mirrored in her twisting, chain-link earrings. The vivid red is commanding and seductive while the simple column silhouette isn’t trying too hard. From Emma Stone to Michelle Williams, this week has been all about the leading ladies heading into Oscar season; Adams is in the running, too, and she’s oozing old Hollywood glamour to match.