Style Scoop: Tom Ford will Keep His CFDA Award Out, JW Anderson’s Partner in Crime, AG Locks Down Daria Werbowy


Tom Ford is making the media rounds in preparation to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at the CFDA Awards–something he likens to a reality check. “Getting the Lifetime Achievement Award is as if someone is throwing water on you,” Ford said. “It wakes you up to your age. Once I was on set with two models, a male and a female. I thought in my head, ‘These are people I could probably sleep with.’ And I then I heard one of them refer to me as old—I was 38 years old. It was one of those milestones that made me think, ‘OK, I’m this age. I’m old enough to be their father.” He continued, “This is one of the few awards I actually want to keep out. [Women’s Wear Daily]

JW Anderson has new partner-in-crime! “I wanted someone who had a sales background and someone who could understand the needs of a small business and a younger team,” Anderson said of his new CEO, Simon Whitehouse. The new hire coincides with his first e-commerce site. “I think people are more excited about [the website] than the show, which I think is brilliant because the show talks to the minority… I want my sister who lives in Northern Ireland to know what we do, but not be reading it in magazines, and talk directly to her because fundamentally that’s the most customer nearly,” he said. [British Vogue]

Daria Werbowy and AG are officially in a long-term relationship. The model will star in the company’s next four ad campaigns. The first will appear in the August issue of Vogue. [Women’s Wear Daily]

CFDA Awards Host John Waters wants you to know that he knows fashion. “I do follow fashion! I get all the magazines,” he said. “My favorite thing is to read Women’s Wear Daily the day after a national disaster.” He also has a deep appreciation for Rihanna. “I’m thrilled Rihanna’s getting the Fashion Icon award this year, because she’s one of the hardest working models in show business,” he continued. “I always thought that she and Lady Gaga should have a quick-change contest and see who wins. Who could do it faster?” [The New York Times]

Apparently, Abercrombie’s signature scent, Fierce, gives shoppers anxiety. Perhaps that’s why the retailer announced that it would curb its store fumes by 25%? [The Cut]