French Vogue’s editor in chief Carine Roitfeld asked designer/director Tom Ford to guest edit her December/January issue and he did exactly that, full tilt—according to WWD, he “wrote articles, photographed and styled well features, cast models and art directed everything.” In fact, like a method actor, he put his whole self into the role, even spending “a couple of days in Condé Nast France’s offices on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré smack in the middle of Paris Fashion Week.”
So, the results? Firstly, behold the cover! It features Ford himself, starring alongside young Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Inside, you’ll find personal touches such as family photos and contributions from confidantes. Also, a story on his muses, another on high jewelry, another on “mature women who have resisted plastic surgery.”
If that is all you needed to hear, French Vogue’s December/January issue is due to hit French newsstands on November 30. Bonus: it comes with a free calendar photographed by Mikael Jansson and starring model Daria Werbowy.
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