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Free the Nipple at Fashion Week: Tom Ford shows nude dresses

Up (almost) without - so Tom Ford sent his models for Spring Summer 2015 on the runway.
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Can it be a little less?

Free the Nipple at London Fashion Week! Designer Tom Ford brings the topless look of Instagram on the catwalk. His provocative outfits for Spring Summer 2015 are shown here.

If someone has taken the saying "sex sells" to heart, then it's Tom Ford . For the 2015 summer season, the designer showed sparkling nipple pasties for evening wear, bra dresses and XL leg slits for hold-up stocking, gold lamb and sequins. Short: 70's groupie chic with nightclub attitude.

What we're asking at the sight of these nude dresses: Are these brief looks perhaps intended as a statement to the so-called "Free the Nipple" movement ? Celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus or Scout Willis are likely to enjoy the less-is-more outfits. They posted liberal pictures of themselves on Instagram over the past few months to campaign for women's equal rights - and designer Tom Ford also sent dresses onto the London Fashion Week runway that show more than they veil.

The new collection also recalls Tom Ford's beginnings with Gucci . In 1990, the designer joined the Italian label. At that time, nobody would have even dreamed of wearing Gucci. A big risk for Tom Ford. But with a lot of talent and a great deal of provocation he made the dusty label in a short time the most coveted in Italy. Sexy, eye-catching and not a bit shy - that's not only the new image of the Gucci brand since then, but also that of his own Spring Summer 2015 collection .