Ever since designer Tom Ford left the creative helm at Gucci and YSL, female fans have been waiting with bated breath for his return to womenswear–and now, in the December issue of Vogue, Ford offers a first glimpse of his new spring 2011 women’s collection. “It’s about individuality. Real clothes, real women. For a fashionable woman aged 25 to 75,” Ford tells Vogue. “I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time—ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!” The new “Mr. Ford,” as he now likes to be called, returns with a luxurious line of ’70s-inspired designs, including a fringed, electric blue dress and sexy pant suits. The well-edited collection will only be available in his 16 menswear stores until next year. Ford revealed these exclusive photos to Vogue three months after his ultra exclusive presentation during New York Fashion Week in September, managing to maintain a buttoned-up approach in his comeback: “I do not understand everyone’s need to see everything online the day after a show,” he tells Vogue. “I don’t think it ultimately serves the customer, which is the whole point of my business—not to serve journalists or the fashion system.” To read more of his interview, pick up the December issue of Vogue on newsstands Nov. 23 or visit Vogue.com. – Hana Choi
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