Tom Ford, the new president of the Council of Fashion Designer of America, will present the Fall-Winter 2020 collection on February 7th in Los Angeles, coming off the calendar of the New York fashion week, scheduled for the week of 6th to 13th.
The reason? Two days there are the Oscars and the spotlight will be on Hollywood: “Mine is a natural choice – the stylist and director told wwd.com -. Los Angeles is my home and has a significant impact on my way of living and working, both in fashion and in cinema. This year the fashion week calendar in New York overlaps exactly with the Oscar weekend and the last time it happened I presented here and it worked quite well ».
A decision that, according to Ford, would not be dystonic to the fact that it is also at the top of the CFDA, which among its priorities has been to reinvigorate the New York fashion week, which has lost appeal in recent seasons: “In this role – he said – my intent and my priority are to draw attention to American fashion. There is really no more important stage in the world like Los Angeles during the Oscars ».
In any case, the decision to desert the Big Apple to benefit from the Los Angeles red carpet – where many of the designer’s fan characters will be honored, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Brad Pitt, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Jennifer Lopez, to Daniel Craig, all in Lizza to win the statuettes – however, it takes by surprise.
Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA supports him: «Tom Ford has deep ties with Hollywood and this is his home. We support his decision to present in Los Angeles and promote American fashion on this important weekend in February. Your decision will have no impact on the official New York fashion week program ».
We’ll now see if the creative’s move – whose first action as chairman of the CFDA was to move the headquarters of the American trade association from New York to Beverly Hills, in the Los Angeles area – will have some influence on colleagues and if someone else will give in to the charm of the red carpet.