Gleaming and golden, the jewelry stole the show
Fashion designer and film director Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week Sept. 7 with a show that set the bar for incredible jewelry this season sky-high.
The designer live-streamed his autumn/winter 2016 ready-to-wear runway show (not spring 2017, mind you—he’s debuted a see now–buy now runway model)—which featured a range of supermodels past and present, including ’90s-era Amber Valletta and young’un Gigi Hadid—from an invitation-only dinner party peppered with celebs including Jon Hamm, Tom Hanks, Julianne Moore, and Neil Patrick Harris.
But it was the jewelry that stole the show. The gold-toned baubles Ford designed to complement his slinky sequined gowns, knee-length pencil skirts, and belt-cinched jackets included a necklace made from bracelet-size, round interconnecting links that was basically a gold chain on steroids. There were also amorphously shaped gold, leather, and stone necklaces/ choker/breast plate hybrids that were pure 1970s earthy glamour.
All the pieces, including some shoulder-grazing hammered dangling gold-tone earrings, were made even more dazzling paired with Ford’s luxe, richly embellished looks—a style he popularized in the 1990s and has been refining ever since.
I can see lower-priced, brass iterations of the linked necklaces picking up where the J.Crew–style bib necklace will soon leave off.
And here’s the above necklace, available to buy the day after it was shown on the runway, on NeimanMarcus.com:
(Runways photos courtesy of Vogue Runway)