NEW YORK — Just as a tempest begins with an ocean swell, so too does Fashion Month. Although the official schedule starts Thursday, there was fashion to be had on a Wednesday night at the Park Avenue Armory courtesy of Tom Ford. Never a man to be penned in by anyone’s prescripts but his own, the former Gucci man set about his business for Spring 2019 as ever with an eye on evening and all the glamour he could accord to it. To that end, Ford marshaled an alpha cast of the most beautiful creatures east or west of Rodeo Drive that included Maria Miguel, Selena Forrest, Gena Malinin, Tang He, and Hiandra Martinez. Following the conclusion of the runway program, curtains raised to transform the armory’s drill hall into a pulsating party. There is more, much more in store for this month, but thanks to Ford the mainsail is slack no more.

Credits include: Client, Tom Ford; Collection, Women’s and Men’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2019; Creative design, Tom Ford; Styling, Carine Roitfeld; Hair, Orlando Pita; Makeup, Diane Kendal; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Samuel Ellis; Film, Damien Neva at Next Management.