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Tom Ford taps rising fashion stars for new campaign

Tom Ford taps rising fashion stars for new campaign

Tom Ford has tapped some of fashion’s top new faces to star in his latest campaign.

The American fashion designer and film director has selected Grace Hartzel, Amilna Estevao, Trè Samuels and Erik van Gils to feature in a campaign for his fall 2016 line.

The models were shot by famed fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with the imagery featuring looks which were shown at Ford’s New York Fashion Week presentation earlier this month (Sep16).

The campaign was launched on on Wednesday (28Sep16), with one image showing Estevao posing in a pair of the brand’s limited edition sunglasses, the Clint, while wearing a green faux fur coat. In another photo, Hartzel, who opened Ford’s latest fashion show, stands with Estevao, posing in such a way that it appears the two models are about to embrace. Hartzel is outfitted in a heavy grey pencil skirt with tan leather jacket while Estevao models a chic brown leather skirt and dark grey blazer, with both ensembles reflective of the lush and moody aesthetic Ford is associated with.

Ford, who gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous label in 2006, is not only focused on fashion at the moment, with his new movie Nocturnal Animals about to hit theatres.

The 55-year-old ventured into filmmaking with 2009’s A Single Man, and he's busy promoting his latest effort, which received a standing ovation when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival. And while his decision to enter the movie business was derided by some in the industry, Ford asserts storytelling has always come naturally to him.

“I’m not saying this egotistically but even on A Single Man I felt very, very comfortable in the role as a director,” he told The Telegraph of his filmmaking. “But in fashion you get to do something new in two months, then it’s gone, it’s over and you move on. But film is something that lasts forever and I think because of that you give it a certain gravitas.”

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