So we couldn't be more thrilled to learn that the designer/director is already planning his second film.
What it is, he won't say ("I'm not telling you anything about it," he said to the Evening Standard at last week's DVF party at Claridge's).
We're sure it's going to be an original screenplay with another stellar cast (Colin Firth earned an Oscar nom for his leading role). But just in case Ford is considering going down the remake route, we have a few ideas about what we'd like to see from the tastemaking maestro...
Gigi: The 1958 film starring Leslie Caron has so many memorable moments -- that white dress, the entrance to Maxim's, the slight creepiness of "Thank heaven for little girls..." Ford could bring a very 21st century gloss to the story of the would-be courtesan who won a wealthy man's heart.
The Red Shoes: It may be treasonous to suggest remaking a film that has served as the source of inspiration to directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorcese, who restored the 1948 film last year. That said, Moira Shearer's ambitious Vicky Page, a ballerina, has much to teach cinema audiences of today.
Sabrina: Alright, we know it's been remade once already, but that was in the '90s! The film about a chauffeur's daughter who goes to Paris for a fashion internship and returns an altogether sophisticated young lady is screaming out for Ford's eye. Could we suggest Audrey Tautou for the title role?
And Mr Ford, if you're reading this: how about a guest directed episode of Mad Men? Pretty please?More