Cindy Crawford outshines stars at LA premiere of Tom Ford's directorial debut

A glowing Cindy Crawford stole the spotlight from a glossy host of stars in Los Angeles at a the premiere of A Single Man, the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford.

The former supermodel, 43, who attended with her restaurateur-hotelier husband Range Gerber, showed off her slim, tanned legs and slender waist in a chic black and grey belted shift by Stella McCartney.

The geometric pattern of the dress was mimicked in the cut-out design of her black peep-toe heels.

Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber arrive at the premiere of the film "A Single Man"

Glowing: Cindy Crawford in Stella McCartney with her husband Rande Gerber at the premiere of Tom Ford's new film 'A Single Man'

Starring British actors Colin Firth, Matthew Goode and Skins star Nicholas Hoult, the film has won critical acclaim ahead of its release in the UK early next year.

Firth, who stars as a gay university professor struggling to come to terms with the death of his long-term partner, has already been tipped for Oscar success.

Naturally, all the leading men were dressed head-to-toe in Ford's menswear line.

Ginnifer Goodwin, who also appears in the film, looked elegant in a black and silver lace creation by Chanel.

Teaming the couture gown with Stella McCartney court shoes and a Chanel clutch bag, the 31-year-old actress, who was sporting a gamine new haircut, looked every inch the rising star.

Ginnifer Goodwin
Nicholas Hoult

Rising stars: Actress Ginnifer Goodwin in Chanel and Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford

Ford, who also co-wrote and produced the film, said that he was already working on his next project: 'I'm working on something that I'm writing from scratch, but I need some distance,' he said.

'This was so personal to me, and I don't want to just make movies. I want to make movies that say something and mean something and that I'm as excited about as I was this one. So I need to see this one through.'

He also praised Firth's performance in the film: 'Colin as an actor, he is so subtle and nuanced and he can communicate without moving a thing on his face.

He can really telegraph what his character is feeling and I think he inhabited this role beautifully.'

Colin Firth
Tom Ford

Well suited: Colin Firth has been tipped for Oscar success in A Single Man, the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford, right

Hoult, a former child star who became famous after starring alongside Hugh Grant in About A Boy, appears as Kenny in the film, but Ford admitted yesterday that the 19-year-old was a last-minute choice after a 'well-known' star let him down.

Refusing to name his first choice, he told Contact Music: 'The actor didn’t show up the first day he was due. He was attached for six months and we had made his costumes.

'It was so lucky and I cannot imagine anyone but Nicholas Hoult in that role. I had seen Nicholas’ tape a few weeks earlier and I was kind of kicking myself.

'I had a sick feeling inside that this guy was perfect for it and that I was working with another actor. But it just came together.'

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