Whether it’s his classic tuxedo or a tiny blue bathing suit, clothes are just as much of James Bond’s character as his gadgets or drink of choice. For Skyfall, the latest Bond film directed by Sam Mendes, costume designer Jany Temime worked with both star Daniel Craig and fashion designer Tom Ford on making sure that iconic look remained, but was simultaneously modern and functional.

The latest video blog for the film, which opens November 9 in the US, talks primarily about that. However, if you don’t really care about costumes, designers and tight-fitting suits, the dozen or so new scenes and locations teased in the video should be enough to spark your interest. Check out the video below. Read More »

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When Harvey Weinstein picked up the $2 million rights to A Single Man, he’s said to have personally guaranteed director (and former Gucci creative director) Tom Ford an Oscar for Best Director or Best Picture. And though a statuette for either category seems unlikely given ’09′s ‘stiff competition, especially in light of the Coen Bros.’ fantastic A Serious Man, a nom(s) remains quite possible. Critical response and hip international buzz is equally strong. Today, the official trailer has surfaced, and oddly enough, its classy use of repetitive-as-to-be-thrilling music and imagery sans plot is similar to the ballsy trailer for the Coens’ opus. And not unlike the recent poster (below) for A Single Man, its trailer playfully or curiously omits the lead character’s sexual preference.

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First Trailer and Festival Buzz For A Single Man

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When I heard that Tom Ford was making a movie with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, I was intrigued at the notion of him switching media, yet not all that interested in seeing the film. Ford is the designer who spent ten years (’94 to ’04) as creative director of Gucci and brought the fallen and nearly bankrupt brand back to prominence. (I figure a lot of our readers aren’t big fashion followers, but Ford’s influence can’t really be overstated.) Ford’s influence extended to the company’s advertising photography, and so the idea of him making a film wasn’t outlandish.

Now, having seen the lyrical and beautiful trailer, I can’t wait to see Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man. Read More »

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