Blog: Leonie BarrieTom Ford’s final bow

Leonie Barrie | 8 March 2004

Tom Ford last night presented his final collection for the Gucci-owned Yves Saint Laurent, ending a nine-year reign that has seen his stratospheric rise from unknown to the most sought-after man in fashion. Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying his impact on Gucci and YSL and the luxury sector as a whole. PPR’s likely decision to replace Ford with a team of anonymous designers might have been fuelled by the question of which comes first, the designer or the brand, but it could mark the start of a sea change away from star names at the helm. Either way, Ford will be a hard act to follow, and although he hasn’t said much about his plans from here the smart money says he’ll find it hard to stay away from fashion’s frontline.

As Tom Ford Bows Out, a Tiff Over Star Power


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