Designer Tom Ford updates Navajo velvet dress for the runway

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 19th, 2014 Last Updated on: February 19th, 2014

Designer Tom Ford has updated the Navajo velvet dress for the runway.

Ford, who grew up in New Mexico, was inspired by the fashions worn by women of the Navajo Nation. He opened his fall/winter 2014 show with a modern version of a velvet black dress.

“The first dress was actually the same dress that Navajo Indian women have been wearing since the 1920s and still wear,” Ford told the Associated Press.

Ford maintains a home on New Mexico and served as a judge for the fashion show at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2011.

Photo via Tom Ford Facebook page

Photo via Tom Ford Facebook page

(H/T to Indianz.com for the story)

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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