How do you replace Tom Ford? Peter Hawkings, the newly appointed creative director at the label, which Ford and his partner Domenico de Sole sold to the Estée Lauder Companies in April of this year, is better positioned than just about anybody for the job. He worked alongside Ford for 25 years, since back in the Gucci days. Ford’s codes, “of glamour, sexiness, elegance, and beauty,” as Hawkings put it to my colleague Mark Holgate, are his own codes.
It does feel very Tom Ford For Gucci to me, and from me, there is no higher praise. I’m sure stylists are gonna be calling a TON of this in.