The designer has teamed up with the pop star as part of his musical comeback
Tom Ford has teamed up with Justin Timberlake as part of his musical comeback for the launch of his new album, The 20/20 Experience – his first release in almost six years.
The Texan designer has dressed the former boyband member, who took a break from music to try his hand at acting, in some of his smartest attire for a video for his latest single, which is fittingly called Suit & Tie and features guest vocals from Jay-Z, as well as the artwork to accompany the release.
The twosome have been working closely together on a series of bespoke tailoring – think eveningwear, shoes and accessories – that will be the ‘focal point of The 20/20 Experience’. On the single’s cover, Timberlake can be seen wearing a tuxedo with satin peak lapels, shirt and one of Ford’s signature bow-ties, while in the official lyric video for the track, JT is shown sporting classic three-piece suits, glossy cufflinks, checked shirts and, in an apparent homage to his hero Michael Jackson, black leather loafers teamed with white ribbed socks.
Ford said of the collaboration: ‘I adore Justin. He has innate style and enormous talent. It has been such a pleasure and honour to work with him throughout this entire creative process.’
It’s understood that the deisgner has also created made-to-measure menswear for the singer’s promotional appearances, live shows and future videos for the album, which is expected to be released later this year. A full promo for Shirt & Tie is set to see Timberlake, who hit the red carpet in a checked Tom Ford suit at this weekend’s Screen Actors Guild Awards