Ever since Tom Ford made his triumphant return to womenswear, his collections have been staged under a heavy veil of secrecy -- no photos and no video allowed. In the case of Fall 2012, for example, the designer's looks have not be seen by the general public (or, ahem, editors who weren't invited to his extremely exclusive preview), with a few note-worthy exceptions: Gwyneth Paltrow wore a white dress and matching cape to the Academy Awards this year, and Jennifer Lawrence wore one of the designer's slinky black dresses to a premiere for "The Hunger Games." (Julianne Moore also wore a green Ford dress to the premiere of her new film, "Game Change.")
Now, the designer has released a video on his official site showing off the entire collection. The line boasts all of the classic Ford elements -- slim-fitting silhouettes, over-the-knee boots, tons of leather, and of course luxurious details like gold embellishments and exotic skins. Oh, and that gorgeous white dress-and-cape look closes the video.
While reviews of the designer's Spring 2012 collection were a bit mixed, Fall -- at least, from what one can see on the video -- certainly shows Ford at his strongest.