Tom Ford offers elegant catwalk show in London

GREGORY KATZ
The Associated Press
Modified: February 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013
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Several themes emerged, with many of the ensembles featuring lacy black tops and brightly colored metallic suits. Some models wore long, form-fitting black dresses set of by explosive sunbursts of sequined, metallic color.

Ford also made use of leopard-printed coats of varying lengths and — in a nod to the 1960s — soft black leather jackets with fringes in the back.

Other outfits emphasized a basic color palette of black and white in interesting contrasts, playing on a zebra-striped theme.

The outfits were not revealing but very feminine and flattering, with many jackets offering high neck collars and dramatic shapes.

Ford, who keeps homes in London, Los Angeles and Santa Fe, made a brief appearance at the end of the show, waving to his many fans and wearing one of his signature slim-cut black suits.