Tom Ford Recruiting Womenswear Designers

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Tom Ford has confirmed he'll launch womenswear under his namesake label. In October he announced he was looking for financing, and everyone in fashion who's been positively shvitzing over his return to the ladies' market wondered and hoped he'd come back for fall 2010. Seeing as the fall 2010 shows are almost over, that's evidently not happening. But WWD has heard Ford is quietly recruiting womenswear designers, and may have an accessories specialist onboard.

But before he can get back to showing women where their boobs ought to be, Ford has a few penguin suits to worry about. He's dressing Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin for the live telecast. Surely other nominees and attendees will wear his suits, too.

Martin and Baldwin will wear:

... Tom Ford black, single-breasted tuxedos with grosgrain peak lapels, white pique front shirts, as well as black grosgrain cummerbunds and bow ties. And Baldwin apparently has a costume change, as WWD has learned he’ll also be wearing a navy blue, single-breasted tuxedo with a grosgrain peak lapel at some point during the ceremony.


Oh wow, a black suit and a navy suit! Ballsy fashion moves, Baldwin! Women's clothes are definitely more exciting. Maybe that's why Tom is moseying on back to us.

A SINGLE WOMAN? [WWD]