Forditude

Leave it to our friend Ah-na to snag the first shots of Mr. Ford’s return to womenswear, and as such, the return to the warm and cozy place in our hearts reserved only for him.

Or course, the buzz about his SS11 collection has been all a-Twitter since late August: will he be designing, he might be showing, he IS showing in September…

And then there was the media ban (social and otherwise) to the lucky few attendees of that historic show.

There were iPhone recorded leaks and vague descriptions after the fact, but I respected Ford’s decision to not unleash this mode en masse and have reserved posting about it until he was ready for us to know.

The vagueness vanished this morning, when Vogue.com posted these first shots.

Tom, with his women.

I’m not sure how I feel about glitzy animal prints but am loving the shag and the starburst accessories. I prefer my glitz in slightly smaller doses, like the paillette jacket on Stella Tennant below.

Slick and slim at Tom Ford SS11

Is it moi, or has Ford grown far too thin? He is a changed man in these photos by Steven Meisel.

Karen Elson (who seems to be everywhere!) with Mr. Ford, in a lurex number from his SS11 collection.

What’s always drawn me to Ford’s collections – other than the sheer sensuality of his clothes – are his suits. Tailored to perfection, the pants give you amazon legs and his jackets are made for curves. For me, he does the perfect interpretation of a man’s suit for a woman’s body.

Suits me just fine. Tom Ford SS11 – tailored to perfection.

Tom Ford gets us. He really, really gets us – and loves every inch of us in the most sensual of ways.

Good to have you back, darling. I mean, Mr. Darling.

Photos by Steven Meisel for Vogue. Read the accompanying article by Sarah Mower on Vogue.com.

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