Edited by Lester Brathwaite on
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:
“I’m not in the ads because I’m vain. A lot of people still don’t 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