One of the world’s leading fashion designers, Tom Ford added film directing to his many talents this year, with the critically acclaimed A Single Man. Actress Julianne Moore’s 1960s-inspired wardrobe stood out in the film and it was in September that she, along with a handful of carefully selected guests, arrived at a super-secret presentation of the designer’s spring 11 womenswear relaunch, after a six-year hiatus.
Ford hit out at luxury fashion houses that make their catwalk collections instantly accessible and - inevitably - copyable. He is reported to have said: “I don’t get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it’s bad.”