Tom Ford came very close to breaking the internet over the weekend when he staged his Fall 2015 ready-to-wear show in Los Angeles, rather than in one of the usual fashion capitals: New York, London, Paris and Milan. Perfectly timed to sync with Oscars weekend, it was a major coup for the designer, as his front row was lined with Hollywood royalty from Beyonce to Scarlett Johansson. Such a successful showing has many in the industry wondering if perhaps Los Angeles should be crowned the next legitimate fashion destination. As Bridget Foley writes in WWD, "By going Hollywood for a season, Ford did something different and powerful, proving that there are alternatives to the standard show approach." And with Los Angeles's already-glamorous reputation, it seems primed to continue on as the ultimate alternative.
Does the fashion world agree? Well, Eva Chen, the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine, is certainly on board, telling Yahoo Style: “I think it’s incredibly smart and business-minded of him to show right before the Oscars…L.A. is just starting to turn toward that kind of fashion city and I hope this cements its status.” The local fashion heavyweight Rachel Zoe concurs. “I couldn’t be more excited,” said the stylist. “Maybe Marc Jacobs will be next?! I hope Tom’s starting a huge trend!”
With endorsements like that, it seems safe enough to get our hopes up.
Be sure to check out what other stars thought of the show on Yahoo Style and let us know if you think L.A. has what it takes in the comments!