Tom Ford has been dressing 007 since 2008's Quantum Of Solace. Say what you will about that film, but Daniel Craig's James Bond has maybe never looked better than he did there, rocking everything from formal to casual wear supplied by Mr. Ford. Some say the cut of Bond's suits were too trendy-tight in 2012's Skyfall, but then again some of those saying that said it from behind a laptop whilst wearing loose flannel tops with no pants. So, you know, grain of salt and all.
Today Mr. Ford got around to a press release confirming what we already knew: that in SPECTRE, 007 will once again be covered in Tom Ford things we cannot afford. The press release, pasted below, comes with a slew of lovely pics, also pasted below. The looks on display are a mix of the familiar and the less-so (Bond in a three-piece, peak lapel, black suit? With a tie pin! No, James!). This news comes a day after Tom Ford launched his ready-to-wear line at Mr. Porter, so if I've underestimated your financial means above, my apologies, and happy shopping.
TOM FORD TO DRESS JAMES BOND IN SPECTRE
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 - IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT TOM FORD WILL BE DRESSING JAMES BOND IN THE UPCOMING ACTION ADVENTURE, SPECTRE. PRODUCED BY MICHAEL G. WILSON AND BARBARA BROCCOLI FOR EON PRODUCTIONS, DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR, SAM MENDES, AND STARRING DANIEL CRAIG AS THE LEGENDARY SECRET AGENT 007, THE FILM IS SCHEDULED FOR INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON OCTOBER 26, 2015. THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE TIME THAT FORD HAS DRESSED DANIEL CRAIG AS THE ICONIC CHARACTER OF JAMES BOND.TOM FORD WORKED CLOSELY WITH COSTUME DESIGNER, JANY TEMIME, TO PROVIDE MADE-TO-MEASURE TAILORED CLOTHING AND CASUAL WEAR INCLUDING EVENINGWEAR, SUITS, SHIRTS, KNITWEAR, TIES AND ACCESSORIES AS WELL AS EXCLUSIVE EYEWEAR WORN BY THE JAMES BOND CHARACTER. TOM FORD MENSWEAR IS ALL TAILOR-MADE IN ITALY, AND IS CHARACTERIZED BY ITS ELEGANT CUT, EXCLUSIVE FABRICS AND HAND-FINISHED DETAILS. TOM FORD SUNGLASSES ARE HANDMADE IN ITALY.TOM FORD, PRESIDENT OF THE EPONYMOUS BRAND, HAS COMMENTED: “I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER TO BE DRESSING DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND AGAIN IN THE UPCOMING FILM, SPECTRE. JAMES BOND EPITOMIZES THE TOM FORD MAN IN HIS ELEGANCE, STYLE AND LOVE OF LUXURY. IT IS AN HONOR TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS ICONIC CHARACTER.”
As a bonus, though I've no idea if it's Tom Ford, here's a shot of Craig with Léa Seydoux in Morocco, possibly reenacting a moment from Sullivan's Travels.