The National Health Service in the United Kingdom, better known as the NHS, defines crowd surfing as “being passed around above the crowd’s heads, with everyone’s hands supporting the surfer’s weight.” This somewhat risky practice is elegantly portrayed in the new Tom Ford Spring 2014 campaign featuring Esther Heesch, who is pictured artfully held aloft by a throng of bare-chested men. Last September in London Esther featured two looks in the runway show for this collection. Esther greatly expands upon that role in this high gloss campaign, photographed by the designer himself. If crowd surfing is to be attempted, the NHS goes on to suggest surfers “wear clothes that don’t have sharp edges such as zips or studs…try to relax into crowd surfing — you’ll be easier to handle for the crowd passing you around.” Or, as Esther Heesch has done this season, star in a crowd-surfing campaign for Tom Ford.

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Credits include: Client, Tom Ford; Campaign, Spring 2014; Photography, Tom Ford; Styling, Tom Ford; Hair, Orlando Pita; Makeup, Charlotte Tilbury; Manicure, Liza Smith; Production, Charlie Parker.

Esther Heesch for Tom Ford Spring 2014 (Photography: Tom Ford)