Justin Timberlake and Tom Ford.
If ever you’re talking about menswear, there’s a fairly high likelihood that at some point Tom Ford will come up in your conversation. The designer-slash-film director (of 2009’s A Single Man) is a suiting legend, having served as creative director for Gucci and YSL before launching his eponymous line. We all know menswear has been on Justin Timberlake’s mind lately, with his new single “Suit & Tie” making waves with its sartorial subject matter and the accompanying lyric video. Not to mention the fact that we haven’t even seen the full length music video yet. In the aforementioned lyric video, JT is outfitted in what are clearly expertly tailored wares, and their provenance is revealed through the flash of a tag, revealing that none other but Mr. Ford himself is behind them. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise–Justin has been wearing Tom Ford on the regular for awhile now–but little did we know that it wasn’t just the lyric video that the two had teamed up on. In fact, Ford is designing Timberlake’s suits for the official video as well, and for the album and single’s accompanying artwork. The full album, called The 20/20 Experience, will be released on March 19th. What did Tom Ford himself have to say about his collab with the great JT? See for yourself after the jump!
While we’re still a little bit confused as to how much a designer can actually contribute to a record, we wouldn’t put it past Justin to have something totally new and unexpected up his sleeve for 20/20. Ford is, according to a statement made to WWD, is not only going to be tailoring Justin’s suits for the album, but will also be providing accessories. We also assume he will be making any suits for “Suit & Tie” guest artist Jay-Z. About the collab, Ford said: “I adore Justin. He has innate style and enormous talent. It has been such a pleasure and honor to work with him throughout this entire creative process.”
Could you be any more excited about Justin Timberlake’s new album? Tell us all about it after the jump!