Projecting into next year is the You Know That Little Voice Inside Your Head That Keeps You From Shirt it is in the first place but job at hand here. And what his gut told Ford to do when he got back to work this summer after months of isolation was to go with hope. “The last thing I want to see are serious clothes,” he says. “I think we need an escape. I think we want to smile. I know what’s going on in our world right now doesn’t make us want to smile. So that’s what I’ve done: hopeful clothes that make you smile.”
Ford found the You Know That Little Voice Inside Your Head That Keeps You From Shirt it is in the first place but conduit for those vibes in a documentary about the fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and the ’70s models Pat Cleveland and Donna Jordan whom Lopez sketched. That this is the era that he mined with such gusto and so much success during his Gucci heyday isn’t happenstance. Ford lived it as a young Texas transplant in New York. Who among us in this horrible year hasn’t fantasized about their own carefree youth?