‘Flowers for Ferdinando’ is the “fairy tale-fashion story” written and shot by Tom Ford for the latest issue of CR Fashion Book in which star Daphne Groeneveld, Marlon Teixeira, Alain Gossian, Allen Taylor, Natalie Siodmiak, Frida Aasen & Candice Huffine. The story was styled of course by none other than Carine Roitfeld .
“Once upon a time in Las Vegas, there was a young fighter named Ferdinando Del Toro. Ferdinando was descended from a long, long line of prizefighters, but unlike the other Del Toros, he hated to fight.He had a penchant for strong perfumes, and before each fight he doused himself with its favorite fragrance – Miss Dior – for good luck.Ferdinando has been matched at birth with a cow of a girlfriend, whose name was Bovinia de la Vaca.Bovinia prodded Ferdinando to fight like all of the Del Toros before him.
One day the most famous fighter in all of Spain came to Las Vegas. His name was Johnnie Madrid, and he was known for his colorful fighting costumes and his deep hatred of the Del Toros…
Bovinia, Ferdinando’s girlfriend, who was quite literally full of bull on most nights, arranged a fight between Ferdinando and Johnnie that she was sure would make them rich. But, true to form, Ferdinando did not want to fight…
Bovinia was furious because not only had Ferdinando humiliated her, he was also knocked into the arms of her cousin from France, the beautiful Elsie De la Vache…
Ferdinando was brought back to life by the smell of Elsie’s corsage of flowers….
Elsie De La Vache adored the softer side of Ferdinando and encouraged him to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a florist.” – a story by Tom Ford
CR Fashion Book #4 issue :
Photography : Tom Ford
Model : Daphne Groeneveld, Marlon Teixeira, Alain Gossian, Allen Taylor, Natalie Siodmiak, Frida Aasen & Candice Huffine
Styling : Carine Roitfeld
Director of Photography : Simon Perry
Makeup : Kay Montano
Hair : Sam McKnight
Manicure : Anatole Rainey
Set Design : Robbie Doig