Friday, 19 August 2011

Tom Ford's Muse

Jon Kortajarena, the sultry muse of design-supremo Tom Ford, makes a striking appearance in a Tom Ford advert in the September issue of GQ. One side of the advert sees him dressed in a giant black coat, the other side sees him wearing an electric blue velour jacket with a lovely bit of accessorising – a bow tie.


Jon's also dressed up with the Tom Ford Campbell, a wayfarer inspired frame that suits him perfectly. Then again, when you're one of the highest earning models in the world like Jon, pretty much anything is guaranteed to suit you. The lucky devil.


Many people will recognise Jon from his part in Tom Ford's award-winning film A Single Man. He played a temptatious drifter who momentarily distracted Colin Firth's character from his grief over his dead lover. Tom Ford counts Jon as one of his muses, along with ex-Skins actor Nicholas Hoult, and perhaps the distraction experienced by Colin Firth's character was inspired by the relationship between Tom Ford and Jon? The mind boggles.

Jon Kortajarena has inspired Tom Ford, and Tom Ford has inspired us at Sunglasses Shop. We wonder if it goes full circle – has Jon ever been inspired by Sunglasses Shop? We'd like to think so.

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