Daughter to Carine, the ultimate muse, Julia Restoin Roitfeld stars in this self portrait from V Magazine this month sporting Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 pieces revamped yet again.
Aptly perched on velvety arm chairs Roitfeld gets her Ford-style glamour on in his pieces, many we’ve already seen in other editorials, styled by Tom Van Dorpe to go along with the Q&A on his recent triumphant return to fashion.
Read the full interview from V below.
JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD What made you decide that this was the season to return to fashion?
TOM FORD I told myself that I would not come back to â€¨womenâ€™s fashion until I felt I had something new to say. I feel that fashion has become too serious and that the actual customerâ€™s needs have not really been addressed. Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance oneâ€™s quality of life.
JRR What inspired your collection?
TF Real clothes for real women. I want to concentrate on my real customer. Thatâ€™s why I showed idealized versions of herâ€”different women of different ages. It was about individuality, different body types, women who have their own style.
JRR What do you think fashion needs more of right now?
TF Spontaneity. Fashion needs to be more fun.
JRR What personality traits does the Tom Ford woman possess?
TF My customer has her own sense of style and knows herself well. My goal is to help women become the best version of themselves.
JRR What is your favorite piece from the collection?
TF I love every piece. That is like asking someone which one of their children is their favorite.
JRR Outside fashion, what are you looking forward to this spring?
TF I have to say more fashion. I love what I am doing right now and canâ€™t wait to start the next collection.
JRR What was the last thing that made you laugh?
TF I laugh a good bit so that is a hard question. I suppose a phone call I just had with Richard [Buckley] five minutes ago made me laugh pretty hard. He has a wicked sense of humor
JRR Whatâ€™s your New Yearâ€™s resolution?
TF I donâ€™t have one. I believe in living life the way that you want to live it every day, and if you do that you donâ€™t really need to have New Yearâ€™s resolutions.