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Fashion Week’s First Major Show Could Have Been its Finale

This was a mic drop for Tom Ford.


NYFW is officially in full swing, and the first day kicked off with a serious bang via Tom Ford’s Spring Summer 2018 collection. From the industry's top models to the eye-catching clothing to the celebrity-packed audience, the whole thing was a serious ordeal. Here's a five-minute recap in case you missed it.

1. The Models

My beauty @kendalljenner walking for @tomford tonight! #NYFW #TomFord #SS18 #TomFordSS18 #NYC #proudmama

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Kendall Jenner strutted her stuff down the catwalk, and while the textured black dress she was wearing was a stunner, it was her pixie haircut that has people talking! We can’t help but notice just how similar it is to Kris Jenner’s own cropped ‘do.

Gigi Hadid also walked down the Tom Ford catwalk, wearing a dusty pink dress with two glitter-encrusted sleeves. She also had short hair, as did models Grace Hartzel, Binx Walton, and Vittoria Ceretti. Some of the models had pinned hair, like Gigi, while others actually got a backstage trim, like Kendall.

2. The Celeb-Studded Audience

Kim Kardashian showed up to the show to support her sister, and also to show off some serious curves in a glossy black latex number straight out Catwoman’s closet. In a very different look that also made heads turn was Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes, who wore a crimson red turtleneck gown with a sheer panel down the entire length.

Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Suki Waterhouse, Chaka Khan, and EJ Johnson and fam were also in attendance.

3. The Hair + Makeup

❤️Back stage inspiration by the master @tomford #NYFW #SS17

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Hair was all about that cropped, boyish pixie. Hair lead Orlando Pita said that Tom Ford would have liked for all the models to cut their hair, like Kendall did, but instead they compromised by twisting and pinning hair to create the illusion of short hair. From there, Pita used hairspray to add texture and depth.

Models wore thick, almost haphazardly-applied kohl liner on their eyes accented with a hint of glitter. Brows were bold, near-chiseled looking, and cheeks and lips got a pale pink, nude-ish natural flush.

4. The Collection

The entire collection was all about brazen sex appeal straight out of the ‘90s. There were female hip bones paired with slouchy pants, super short dresses and skirts, lots of sequins, body suits, boxy jackets, and flashy pink pumps.

5. The Reviews

Business of Fashion wrote, "[Ford] overcame whatever reservations he may have had about revisiting his past and infused his collection with echoes of his glory days at Gucci and Saint Laurent, from the satiny slouch of cargo pants to a shirred evening dress in a distinctive shade of dead salmon. The steamy athleticism of tanks, rolled shorts and track pants mirrored moments of his time at Gucci, just as the provocation of beaded micro-dresses and mutated 'le smoking' might have been a Saint Laurent moment for him."

Vogue said, "Ford’s jackets were confident, expertly cut, and when paired with a plunge-front, backless jumpsuit on Mica Arganaraz, drop-dead sexy in the manner of his Gucci shows of old...The hip-flashing maillots he paired with low-slung pants looked like a 20-teens refresh of Georgina Grenville’s era-defining cut-out jersey column dress, designed with an eye to the body positive Hadid and Jenner clans."

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