Tom Ford Gets Up Close and All Kinds of Personal with Lara Stone
Jun 17, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
The ads for Tom Ford' s new line of cosmetics are out and they feature the iconic designer getting some serious face time with a gorgeously painted Lara Stone.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the ads could easily have been ripped out of a 70s fashion mag, which is precisely the aesthetic Ford was going for with his collection. Informed and heavily inspired by the 70s and Studio 54, Stone looks like a latter day Jerry Hall so temptingly close to Ford's bearded bravado.
Ford explained his propensity for placing himself in his ads to WWD:
Im not in the ads because Im vain. A lot of people still dont know who I am, and the product sells better with me in the ads. The old designers Yves [Saint Laurent], Giorgio [Armani] and Ralph [Lauren] occasionally used to do it.
Yves, however, probably wouldn't approve.
Photos: Image Amplified