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IO UOMO – IL “TROPPO” è TRENDY

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“Too much” is trendy. What we considered “too much” in the past, now reviewed, modified and updated, is trendy. Maybe it’s not chic, but it’s fashionable. That’s why even an old picture of the frontman of the Albatros, a very young, big-haired and furry Toto Cutugno, looks like a modern one. This pic is from 1976, the period of committed songwriters on one side, and on the other the period of heartbreaking, half-spoken songs just like Volo AZ 504 by the Albatros, that the band presented at Sanremo Music Festival featuring the beautiful singer Silvia Dionisio. The highest top of this genre was reached by Patti Pravo with Incontro. But the same success was achieved by Claudia Mori with the unforgotten Buonasera dottore. Really pop.

IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO IL SINGLE PERFETTO

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The perfect single. In 2009 A single man, directed by Tom Ford, was out in cinemas. The cinematographic adaptation of the novel by Christopher Isherwood got an Oscar nomination and won a Coppa Volpi for Best Male Actor (Colin Firth, playing the part of the californian professor George Falconer). The novel lingers neither on the care that Falconer has for his appearance, nor on the nearly obsessive attention to details that, instead, represents a key element in the movie. Who internalized the figure of the professor thanks to Isherwood’s virtuosity, and then watched Ford’s adaptation, could have been annoyed by the softened and cold perfection of the character. The same thing happened for his bestfriend, Charlotte, interpreted by a sensational Julianne Moore. Tom Ford projected himself onto Falconer, even if he keeps the dramatic nature of the story. This would be Firth’s look (with accessories) if the story would have been set in 2016 instead of 1962. Tom Ford portrayed by Terry Richardson for Style Magazine (2009).

HARPER’S BAZAAR UOMO 1996

The pinstriped doublebreasted. The peaked lapels. The silk shirt and the scarf knotted around the neck. The first steps of masculine/feminine by Tom Ford for Gucci in the early Nineties. Top Model Larry Scott, Picture by Davide Cernuschi, Styling Alessandro Calascibetta.

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STYLE 2012

Marius Hordijk plays the role of a young millionaire with glamour and irony: the Tom Ford sky blu blazer, the jewels, the mirrored lenses and the “exaggerated” grooming represent the mood of the nouveau riches. An imaginary traveller looking for the great beauty of southern Italy. Ph. Michael Woolley. Styling Alessandro Calascibetta.

HARPER’S BAZAAR UOMO 1995

The first Gucci f/w designed by Tom Ford: after a long time of “abandon”, Gucci lives its best season and Ford is able to bring back to fashion the logo on bright-coloured crocodile belts, and the loafers with stirrups, made of coloured patent leather. The classic-formal wear changes. Ph. Danilo Frontini, Styling Alessandro Calascibetta.