Two days after Tom Ford dropped his ultimate assortment as inventive director for his eponymous trend label, his successor has been named.
Peter Hawkings, a longtime collaborator of Ford’s, will tackle the position after his departure, the Estée Lauder Firms stated on Friday. The sweetness conglomerate, which introduced that it had formally accomplished its $2.8 billion acquisition of the model, can also be naming Guillaume Jesel to the chief government put up at Tom Ford.
Hawkings has an extended historical past with Ford; the 2 first started working collectively throughout Ford’s tenure because the inventive director at Gucci. Jesel, too, has a historical past with the model in addition to its new father or mother: He has been with Estée Lauder since 2000, working with manufacturers like MAC Cosmetics and Balmain Magnificence. Since 2014, Jesel has served because the president of Tom Ford Magnificence.
Throughout that point, he oversaw the model’s development to billion-dollar magnificence enterprise, propelled by the success of merchandise like its Black Orchid perfume and $58 lipsticks. As properly, its undisputed place as a luxurious participant helped it stand out as manufacturers like Clinique and Estée Lauder started to lose their lustre.
As a part of Tom Ford’s sale to Estée Lauder, its long-term menswear manufacturing associate Ermenegildo Zegna Group acquired the style portion of the enterprise, whereas Lauder will personal the sweetness enterprise and the mental property. Going ahead, Zegna will produce each the model’s mens and womenswear collections. Zegna will even appoint a CEO for the style enterprise come summer time.
Questions round Ford’s future position together with his model have swirled because the Estée Lauder acquisition was first introduced in November 2022. On the time, the sweetness large put out an announcement saying that Ford would stay the model’s “inventive visionary” till the tip of 2023 and that Domenico De Sole, Ford’s long-standing enterprise associate and Tom Ford model chairman, would stay with the corporate in an advisory capability through the transition.
Tom Ford launched his namesake model in 2005, after a decade within the prime design position at Gucci. His ultimate assortment for his model featured re-issues of his favorite seems from the previous 13 years, the model stated, worn by prime fashions together with Amber Valletta, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson and Joan Smalls in accompanying imagery.
Ford now plans to give attention to his filmmaking endeavours through his manufacturing firm, Fade to Black. He beforehand directed the flicks “A Single Man” and “Nocturnal Animals.”