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Tom Ford: the language of seduction in the total look (between clothes, make-up and perfume)

In the parade of Tom Ford autumn winter 2024 2025 everything conceptual leaves room for body language which expresses itself enhanced by glamorous and sensual clothes. For the fashion house, which in April 2023 was acquired by the giant Estée Lauder, an unprecedented expansion of a beauty company in the fashion world, beauty is an all-encompassing feeling that extends from the perfection of the tailoring and the brilliant shine of the fabric to the intensity of the smell and the depth of the color of the makeup. All interpreted through the imagination of Peter Hawkings, creative director of the fashion house.

The Tom Ford woman expresses a strong and self-confident character, redefining the concept of glamour. Hawkings elegantly dressed the body to seduce through blazers and blousons combined with shorts as wide as miniskirts, rigorous and sexy military-inspired coats, dresses and jumpsuits that cover and expose, and high-heeled shoes. The controlled palette of black, dark blue and white is punctuated with vibrant shades of purple, from Parma to ultraviolet and illuminated by gold, as an entire surface or as a shimmering accent that contributes to the see-through game.

Backstage at Tom Ford RTW Fall 2024 as part of Milan Ready to Wear Fashion Week held on February 22, 2024 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Delphine Achard/WWD via Getty Images)WWD/Getty Images

The glamor also emphasized by the Hollywood stars in the front row

From backstage to the fashion show everything was designed to stimulate the sensorial dimension and remain intoxicated by it. There view it was the first of the five senses to be involved thanks to the special set design of the catwalk sprinkled with spotlights and which, at the beginning, welcomed guests with an intriguing soft light. The music of Basic Instict in the background did not disappoint thehearing and served as a prelude to the challenging sensuality that the clothes would later convey. Without a doubt, it was a heartfelt tribute to Sharon Stonepresent in the front row together with a parterre of celebrities of the caliber of Uma Thurman, Eva Green, Amber Valletta and Iris Law.

And then the touchwho was involved through materials that invited the touch: voluminous felt, moleskin, patent leather, wool bouclé, light satin jersey, wool and silk twill, shiny barathea, flamed velvet, silk and wool canneté, tailored cuts of wool and silk, and with make-up entirely focused on the eyes, emphasized by imperfect make-up, a distinctive feature of the brand.

Dick Pagekey make-up artist used the new one Eye Color Quad Crème in 45 Iconic Smoke which features a midnight blue shade and accentuates the illicit glamor of the black lacquered base. While for some models it was used directly Eye Defining Pen in 01 Deeper, a double-ended liquid eyeliner applied all over the eyelid.

Backstage at Tom Ford RTW Fall 2024 as part of Milan Ready to Wear Fashion Week held on February 22 2024 in Milan Italy.
Backstage at Tom Ford RTW Fall 2024 as part of Milan Ready to Wear Fashion Week held on February 22, 2024 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Delphine Achard/WWD via Getty Images)WWD/Getty Images

Black & glossy makeup for a sensuality that gives confidence

«The make-up expresses energy and action like the whole show and is at the service of the collection and the fashion show, of the story told by Peter», explains Dick Page. «To give structure to the eyes we used a dark eyeshadow on which we then overlaid a transparent gloss to give the wet effect or we created the base directly with eyeliner. I wouldn't call the effect smudged, rather glossy, greasy. The complexion is very natural, emphasized by a glossy highlighter applied to the upper part of the cheekbones.”

Tom Ford the language of seduction in the total look

Vanilla Sex, for Tom Ford a look is not complete without perfume

To complete this sensory game is thesmell caused by Vanilla Sex fragrance, worn by models on the catwalk. An ode to vanilla that is anything but innocent, warm, sensual and voluptuous which has nothing cloying but knows how to tease the palate making you want to bite the skin. The Orpur Indian Vanilla processing is accompanied by floral notes and almond essence, while in the base sandalwood mitigates its sweetness. Wrapped in this vanilla scent, with fumigated eyes and shining nude lips, sparkling and free, Tom Ford women couldn't be more fascinating.

Tom Ford the language of seduction in the total look

Source: Vanity Fair

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