Anna Wintour has commended Tom Ford for staging his latest fashion show in Los Angeles.
Steering clear of the New York Fashion Week calendar, the American designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 collection at Milk Studios in early February, just days before the Academy Awards.
The spectacle included top models such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and in a new chat for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour praised Ford's bold move.
"First and foremost, I want to applaud Tom Ford for showing in Los Angeles, because I totally reject the idea that everybody always has to do the same thing and show in the same way. We're an industry that's meant to be about change, so why don't we change more often?" she mused. "So, taking his super glamorous show with his super glamorous audience to Los Angeles, I thought, was genius. The show was exciting and vibrant... and every woman there wanted every dress on the runway."
Wintour attended numerous presentations over the course of Fashion Month, with her other top picks including the Marni, Louis Vuitton, and JW Anderson shows. She also loved the inventive Marc Jacobs show held at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, and Nicki Minaj, and featuring a performance from Karole Armitage and her troupe of dancers.
"He surprised us all by having sort of a cabaret setup. The whole space was filled with an army of Karole Armitage dancers and models mixing in with each other. You weren't sure who was a dancer and who was a model. It was a very joyful, intimate and exhilarating experience," the 70-year-old added.
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