Historic Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford celebrates its160th anniversary in a big way; enlisting some of fashion’s biggest names for their Heritage 160 program, a series of fashionable events and exclusives ending in the year’s biggest celebration. From the creation of bespoke Burberry trenches designed by tastemakers like Maggie Cheung and Anna Dello Russo, to limited edition shoes from Louboutin and Kirkwood, the special goodies created in honor of the anniversary are as cutting edge as possible and it is all for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting UNICEF. The corresponding ad campaign featuring, Rasa Zukauskaite and Oleg Antosik, is just as sensational, the dreamy images by Pierre Debusschere capture the imagination giving viewers an entry into the fantastical world of Lane Crawford.
There were rumours of a womenswear collection from Tom Ford and yesterday those whisperings turned into a reality. Bazaar was there front-row to experience his star-studded magic first-hand.
Those who were lucky enough to be invited to the snug gathering in his Madison Avenue boutique, were the cream of the fashion-crop - no teen-queens or gossip girls here - and the absence of paparazzi (Terry Richardson was on hand for exclusive pictures) made Mr Ford's running commentary sound like the narrative from an old movie.
The clothes, glamorous and very Tom Ford were modelled by, he says, "many of the world's most inspirational women." Lou Doillon was slinky in an inky tuxedo and Julianne Moore, the star of Ford's A Single Man, glided and giggled down the runway with her daughter, in a silk fringed gown. Daphne Guinness, Rita Wilson, Stella Tennant, Victoria Fernandez and Karen Elson also made appearances with Beyonce wowing the chosen few in a silver and gold fishnet cocktail sheath, proving that Mr Ford is ready to bring sexy back.
You will have to wait until Feburary to see the clothes and Bag Snob has revealed he will also be releasing a handbag collection.