Kim Kardashian stuns in Tom Ford front row while Kendall and Gigi strut by on runway

Kim Kardashian wears a skintight black patent leather dress at the Tom Ford SS18 runway show in New York [Photo: Getty]

The Tom Ford runway show is always a star-studded affair. No one would expect anything less from the seasoned designer, whose fashion soirée two seasons ago included an intimate dinner with friends Uma Thurman, Alicia Keys, and Tom Hanks.

This year was no different.

Kim Kardashian sat front row, wearing a skintight black patent leather dress and without Kanye West by her side, who interestingly is dipping out of his own NYFW show this season. Next to Kardashian sat Ciara and the legendary grammy-winning artist, Chaka Khan. Beside Ford-favourite  Julianne Moore sat legendary models Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen, each in their own dazzling, sequin gowns along with fresh-faced models Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss.

For Spring/Summer 2018, Ford brought his show back to the basics: a simple venue space, an A+ guest list, and a glamorous, yet understated collection that embodies his brand’s sultry, yet sophisticated spirit. Luxurious leathers were redone in low-slung trousers paired with leotards, metallic bomber jackets, disco mini dresses, and structured, pointed blazers were paired with slinky tanks and cap toe pumps in shades like hot pink and royal blue.

The final leg of the show showcased Ford’s more formal, black tie occasion wear displayed by it-models Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling and Joan Smalls who wore an array of tuxedo suiting and body-clinging Grecian-style gowns embellished with sequinned sleeves. Eva Chen noted on Instagram the dress worn by Hadid was “Star Trek meets millennial pink meets Gigi Hadid meets Tom Ford.”

The show ended promptly afterwards, replacing the customary catwalk finale and with a simple bow by Mr. Ford himself.

Leave it to Tom to kick off NYFW with a bang.

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