Tom Ford Pens Open Letter Praising Rihanna as Inspiration for Latest Collection

Tom Ford Pens Open Letter Praising Rihanna as Inspiration for Latest Collection

The designer said his Spring 2015 collection is "meant to be a reference to a contemporary fashion."

Published November 6, 2014

Tom Ford might have inspired a Jay Z song, but now two singers have inspired the designer's latest work. In a blog post written about his Spring 2015 collection, Ford mentioned that certain celebrities who've dared to go bare were on his mind as he created his sexy looks. Rihanna's sheer Adam Selman dress worn for the CFDA Awards was a key reference point for Ford.

"I have to say that Rihanna was for me, that night, one of the most beautiful women that I have ever beheld. I had designed several things for her specifically for that evening which she did not wear, but when I saw her it did not matter. I whispered into her ear that she was right not to have worn one of my dresses that night because she looked more beautiful than I have ever seen her look. She was stunning," Ford said.

Miley Cyrus also inspired the designer's work as she is another one who is not shy about showing off her body. So Ford made sure to design his collection for those women who wouldn't think twice about stepping out in pasties and fabric just perfectly placed to hide the essentials or in RiRi's case, serve to display all her bits.

"It was also meant to be a reference to a contemporary fashion that seems to be gaining a bit of ground with very young women who have the bodies to pull it off and that is actual pasties as in the case of Miley Cyrus or even a dress that leaves nothing at all to the imagination as worn by Rihanna to the CFDA Awards in New York this past summer," Ford explained. always gives you the latest 
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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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