Chaka Khan

Tom Ford leads off New York Fashion Week with strong shoulders, bright colors and lots of leg

Tom Ford leads off New York Fashion Week with strong shoulders, bright colors and lots of leg

Tom Ford’s spring and summer 2018 women’s ready-to-wear collection, which came down the catwalk on brightly colored heels here Wednesday night, seemed markedly different from the designer and filmmaker’s recent collections.

It wasn’t that it lacked sparkle and sexiness. There was plenty of that in evidence — most memorably in the handful of glittering chainmail mini-dresses with an ombre effect that transitioned from silver at the shoulders to striking hues of blue or yellow at the hem.

The designer’s red-carpet-worthy gowns, a staple of his collections, were here too — the best of the bunch using extensive ruching of delicate fabric to create silhouettes worthy of a...

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