The fall collection from Joseph Altuzarra, the young 25 year old Frenchman, cannilly appeared ghost-designed by Tom Ford. At first I thought maybe I was just being a snide jealous pig because the clothes are amazing but then I did a little research and it turns out Mr Ford is one of Altuzarra's idols. When I saw the first 3 looks I instantly thought of Carine Roitfeld, all pencil skirts and shaggy black goat hair jackets.
Above: Altuzarra, Below: Gucci fall 01
It was almost like a best-of Ford. There were influences from the Gucci goth fall 02 show, the shaggy goat hair from Gucci fall 2002, the belted jacket from fall 2004, even with a turned up collar too. The Ford signature velvet pantsuit and even the strappy pointy heels.
Above: Altuzarra. Below: Gucci Fall 04, Ford's signature velvet
Above: Altuzarra belted jacket. Below: Gucci belted jacket, Fall 03
Altuzarra has so much talent and it's too soon to be paying homage to Ford, plus he doesn't need to. His stellar spring collection had editors and buyers drooling for his Swiss dot lace confections.


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