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IMAGE GALLERY: First look at Tom Ford's debut collection

Tom Ford has unveiled the first imagery of his highly-anticipated debut womenswear collection to consumers in an exclusive interview in magazine Harper’s Bazaar.

The interview, which appears in the January issue which goes on sale on Monday, features a first look at Ford’s behind-closed-doors spring 11 catwalk show.

In the article, titled Mr Ford is Back, the feted designer has talked about the inspiration for his collection and his passion for dressing women of all ages.

In the interview Ford said: “There used to be a look for women who were older. You didn’t wear certain things, you did your hair a certain way – but today, 70-year-old women who keep themselves together want to look just like their 25 [year-old] counterparts.”

Photographs from the catwalk show include singer Beyonce in an embroidered fishnet and snakeskin patterned sequin evening gown and fishnet boots.

Model Lauren Hutton wore a silk and viscose trouser suit down the catwalk, paired with an oversized crepe de chine top, crocodile pumps and a feather trimmed fedora.

Muse Daphne Guinness was dressed in a leopard print sequin and lace evening dress, silk fringed evening coat and feather and lace heels.

Model Stella Tennant was pictured on the runway in a sequin mother-of- pearl jacket, georgette blouse and skirt, and hammered silver and pearl necklace, with a feathered clutch.

Dresses range from about £2,900 to £22,000, and jackets cost about £2,500.

Ford told Bazaar: ‘My clothes are expensive, but for me, at this stage in my life, what’s interesting is trying to make the best thing I can make.’

He added: “All these women are intelligent; they all have kids and jobs and lives, and they are all different ages. I went after people I thought were inspirational and women who are iconic.”

Readers' comments (2)

  • An exciting glimpse into the first collection. Very distinct looks - from a trouser suit to a snakeskin evening gown. Certainly not a collection for the demure.

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  • Marie Davies

    At first glance not sure if the collection justifies the prices, snakeskin evening gown is my favourite.

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