>> It's well established at this point that Tom Ford won't be doing a show for his second womenswear collection — he'll only be doing press appointments with magazine editors . . . no news reporters allowed. A Ford spokesman confirmed: "[There] will only be a small presentation for international monthly magazines." And Harper's Bazaar is reporting that cameras will again be barred — save perhaps for Terry Richardson's. The appointments will be held at Ford's London showroom during London Fashion Week, instead of in New York like last season, which means that all the major fashion editors will have to stop by London. Perhaps that's partially why Emmanuelle Alt decided to attend London Fashion Week this season?
And speaking of Ford, there is no veracity to the rumors that Keira Knightley has signed on to be the collection's face for the next six years. Elle UK had reported that Knightley was modeling Ford's first womenswear collection for six years — since 2004 — and the wording was misconstrued. A Ford spokesperson told Fashionetc.: “Keira is just modeling the collection for the first time in six years. She is not the new face of the brand.”