Tom Ford thrilled with the new James Bond wardrobe

Posted on 25 September 2012
By Jo Ching
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Tom Ford is “thrilled” with the results of dressing Daniel Craig as James Bond in the new Skyfall film.

The Gucci fashion designer and film director said: “James Bond is classic and extremely elegant”

Tom Ford created the entire wardrobe for Daniel Craig in the film – Ford’s second time working with the famous 007 franchise.

Tom said: “I was very excited when I was first approached by [film producer] Barbara Broccoli about dressing Daniel Craig as James Bond. I worked with Jany Temime [Skyfall’s costume designer] on creating the perfect classic wardrobe. I have been dressing Daniel for some time and know that he looks best when simply dressed, so we did some beautiful suits, tuxedos and daywear. We didn’t really modify our suits, as James Bond is a bit like our guy – classic and extremely elegant.”

While we’ll have to wait a month to see the results (Skyfall isn’t set for UK release until October 22), Tom Ford has already seen some exclusive advance footage of the film.

The designer said: “The project has been going on for almost a year. After seeing the first clips from the film, I am thrilled with the way that Daniel looks in Tom Ford.”

But while James Bond might scrub up well in a suit, who are Ford’s own personal style icons?

He said: “It’s impossible to name all my style icons, but I am constantly inspired by Cary Grant and Steve McQueen. I am fortunate that every leading man I would love to dress wears – and buys – Tom Ford. Brad Pitt has been an extremely loyal customer since the onset of the brand, and I am happy to dress Daniel Craig, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling and Will Smith, among many many others.”

There’s no question that Ford’s impeccable tailoring is a hit with the red carpet set – but he doesn’t just boast a string of famous male fans.

Leading ladies Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway to name but a few have all been seen sporting Tom Ford womenswear, the most recent addition to his label.

The 51-year-old said: “Of course, as a man, designing menswear is more personal to me – I design what I would like to wear. Designing womenswear is a more frivolous endeavour for me as I am able to evoke more fantasy with the fabrics and colours. I love designing both ranges and I wouldn’t feel fulfilled without either of these outlets.”