“I’ve never really been a designer who’s talked about a moment in time, how that’s influenced what I design, but you can’t escape the news,” Tom Ford said speaking with Vogue earlier this year at his Fall 2019 runway show. “I feel frustrated and agitated and exhausted. And I don’t want to wear anything particularly challenging or anything particularly aggressive.” And these days it feels like an unending sequence of frustration, agitation, and exhaustion. Thing is, Tom Ford has spent a career spanning the decades blazing his own trail in an increasingly tumultuous world. That action carries through in the newly released advertising campaign whose face belongs to none other than Anok Yai. Readers will recall Anok opened and closed the show back in February and a full 180 later here she is fronting its campaign by Steven Klein and Carine Roitfeld. Much like everything emanating from the Tom Ford universe, this campaign looks expensive and far removed from the drudgery of every day life. This fact is not only down to the collection, it is down to the casting of Anok Yai.

Also appearing in the campaign is Next London’s Erik van Gils. Visit tomford.com to see this campaign in full.

Credits include: Client, Tom Ford; Collection, Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2019; Creative design, Tom Ford; Styling, Carine Roitfeld; Hair, Garren; Makeup, Diane Kendal.

Anok Yai with Erik Van Gils for Tom Ford Fall / Winter 2019 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Anok Yai with Erik Van Gils for Tom Ford Fall / Winter 2019 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Anok Yai for Tom Ford Fall / Winter 2019 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Anok Yai for Tom Ford Fall / Winter 2019 (Photography: Steven Klein)