Tom Ford Taps Yaya DaCosta and Trans Model Valentjin de Hingh For Fall Campaign
By James Kim
Pictured: Yaya DaCosta (left) and Valentjin de Hingh (right) for Tom Ford Fall 2014.
Tom Ford revealed his new fall/winter womenswear campaign, showcasing the diversity of female beauty with rising stars such as Gigi Hadid, Yaya DaCosta, and trans model Valentjin de Hingh.
Best known for her stint on America’s Next Top Model as Season 3’s runner-up, Yaya DaCosta was recently cast as Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, I Will Always Love You. She shines in Tom Ford's new campaign, alongside others notable beauties.
As a fierce advocate of equal representation of LGBT models in the fashion industry, the designer selected the stunning Valentijn de Hingh, a transgender Dutch model who recently participated in Bruce Weber's spring campaign for Barneys with a cast of 17 transgender people. "The concept is individual style, which was the idea behind my first women's show in New York, " says Ford. “The campaign is focused on the personal, individual style of different types of women.”
The star-studded shot also features Ashleigh Good, who closed the Spring 2013 Chanel Haute Couture show as a lesbian bride in response to gay-marriage inequality in France.
In his eyewear campaign (pictured, below), the designer puts a spotlight on Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of The Terminator and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid, who has become a coveted model after shoots for V Magazine and CR Fashion Book. The full-figured bombshell was also recently chosen by Jeremy Scott to open and close his latest runway show at New York Fashion Week.