Tom Ford Brings LA to the Fashion Forefront

Tom Ford took a huge gamble, not showing up for London Fashion Week and instead hosting a show in Los Angeles. With the Academy Awards only two days from Friday’s show, most celebrities in the world were stationed in LA, making the choice of venue for Mr. Ford’s show extremely strategic in a world where celebrities equal profitability.

Among the celebrities present at the show were: Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Elton John, John Legend, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams and Oscar nominees, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore. Jay Z and Beyonce were late to the show and apologized to Tom Ford.

“Tom [Ford] told me not to wear anything under this dress tonight, so I didn’t,” said Miley Cyrus from the front row at the show.

Ford pulled all kinds of strings to divert attendees of the London Fashion Week to attend his showing including editors like Anna Wintour, Joanna Coles, and Joe Zee. He also convinced models like Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and newbie standout Gigi Hadid to ditch London for LA.

Ford is a pioneer, a businessman, and leading a revolution towards making Los Angeles a mainstay contender with New York, London and Paris in the fashion industry. All eyes are on LA as the city continues to mature.

All Photos Courtesy of Tom Ford via Instagram
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