Tom Ford dropped a homage to Jay Z in his fall/winter 2014 collection. Yesterday (Feb. 17), the designer revealed a sequined jersey dress which is a take on the “knock off” (aka bootleg) shirt Hova was seen rocking at his concerts.
Jigga’s version was a Black Boy Place shirt made for his Magna Carter World Tour.
Reports NY Mag:
Remember Jay-Z’s “I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford”–inspired football jersey, emblazoned with the designer’s name, the year he was born (’61), and the word MOLLY struck through? Today in London, Ford unveiled what he’s calling “a knock-off of the knock-off” — a sequined evening-dress version, completing his and Hova’s circle of admiration.
The dress (or dresses — there was an orange version and a black version) almost stole all the attention at Ford’s fall/winter 2014 show tonight. But there were other notable stars on the runway, namely Liberty Ross and Karen Elson. Stella Tennant was also on hand to close the show, pausing halfway back up the catwalk to pivot around for a final fierce pose. It was all nostalgic enough to make you dream that you were back at Gucci, circa 1997.
Rappers, this does not mean you should start rocking bootlegs in hopes of designers riffing on your version. Word to Dapper Dan.
Check out images of Tom Ford’s official bootlegs, and Jay Z’s in the gallery.
Photos:Getty, Instagram, Black Boy Place