Thanks to Tom Ford, U.S. Buyers Will Actually Turn Up at London Fashion Week

Tom Ford attends the DETAILS magazine cocktail party at Bulgari Hotel hosted by Dan Peres and Kevin Martinez to celebrate Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 on June 23, 2012 in Milan, Italy. Photo: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

Evidently, "record numbers of American buyers" — like those from Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom — plan to attend London Fashion Week, the Evening Standard reports. Caroline Rush, the British Fashion Council's CEO, called the amount of RSVPs "unprecedented ... This season is set to be one of our strongest yet." The paper attributes (at least part of) the newfound interest to Tom Ford, who will stage a normal runway show this season, with bloggers, photographers, and non-Beyoncé models. It would be better if he cast 172 different Beyoncés and let us watch the show over buffalo wings later.