On getting fitted for a suit:"Youíre put in a little room with a stool, someone yanks a curtain, and you feel like youíre in boarding school and someoneís going to spank you if something isnít right. Itís not what I think a lot of people fantasize about"
On his muse:ďI think youíre looking at him. I think itís me.Ē
On shopping:"I want to be able to come to one place, sit down for two hours, and order all my clothes for the season"
As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an
artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold,
marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
Compared to other things I do, creating perfumes is relatively
painless. Sometimes you kill yourself for designs, a shirt that's
gone in a season and then the collection is over and you have to think
of something new. There's something nice about the permanence of fragrance.
Think how great the guy who developed Opium must feel -- it's still
great, it's still out there, it's still going.
Note: Jean-Louis Sieuzac created Opium in 1977.
We need to trust our intuition. If we're bored while we're designing a product, the consumer will be bored.
Tom Ford on Sluttiness
Just look at the Paris Hilton phenomenon and the way every other teenager
looks like a prostitute. Were still trading on that whole flash thing, and
for me the Paris Hilton thing is almost an evolution too far of that. (i-D)
If sluttiness is what you like, whats wrong with that? Why do we
think being a sluts bad? Sluttiness is just a lot of freedom. (GQ)
Tom Ford on Fun
Im a very serious person. Fun isnt a word I think about so
Im very silly. I like to just have fun and be silly and say pretty
much whatever comes into my mind, do pretty much whatever I want. (GQ)
I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think its something
that comes naturally to us . . . The relationship Ive been in for 18 yearsI
dont even want to get into this because hes going to read this and
Im going to be in so much shit! (Arena)
(To GQ interviewer) Youre adorable . . . You want us to get a room
. . . Ill go get a room . . . We can do the rest of the interview naked.
What I did as a fashion designer for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent was to
create a character and then costume that character throughout her life.
What's wrong with sluts? If sluttiness is what you like, what's wrong with that?
When I'm in town, I sit in front of my computer, connected to the world. I need
to go away in order to think.
When the youth of America gets together, amazing things happen.
As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because
I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately
Both film and fashion are businesses where the audience doesn't feel or see
the work that goes on behind the scenes.
But Bush has embraced the stereotypical good-ole-boy side of Texas, which can
be racist, narrow-minded, and self-serving.
But I don't think I would have the stomach for the maneuvering that is necessary
But I hate to say it, because people are going to laugh when they read that
Tom Ford thinks he might go into politics.
But the more information you have, the more comfortable you are with the broad
range of human experience, the more you start to see the human side of things.
But when I put my mind to something I can really focus on it.
College campuses were once a hotbed of political activity.
America was founded on the principle of freedom of speech.
Artists, like yourself, are born with a need to express that's just innate.
Despite their great success in that area, I still think that George Bush has
never learned to speak in public.
For the next few years I'll spend half the year in London and half the year
in LA and Santa Fe.
From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artificial stuff
that isn't important.
Fun isn't a word I think about so much.
However, my first goal as a filmmaker is to have something to say.
I just hope there are a lot more people like me voting in Texas than we hear
I like to just have fun and be silly and say pretty much whatever comes into
my mind, do pretty much whatever I want.
I love LA.
I think of LA as my American urban experience, London as my European urban experience,
and Santa Fe as my country escape.
I think we appear as the most morally corrupt country on the planet.
I worry about, consider, and question everything that I'm doing.
I'm a Texas resident, so my vote will be cast in a red state.
I'm a very serious person.
I've been reading every script I can get my hands on, so I can come out of the
summer with a couple of projects that I'm ready to start.
If I had been a dog walker, I would have been the most successful dog walker
True artists - and I do think there are some fashion-designer artists - create
because they can't do anything but create.
We can do the rest of the interview naked.
We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why
shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?
We live in a country of differences, and we should be able to voice those differences.
We're also breaking ground this week on an amazing house out there designed
by Tadao Ando.
If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently.
They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.
If you live in a small town, or a place where everyone is more or less the
same, it's easy to dislike anyone you don't know.
It's a half-hour drive from the gate to the house. Sometimes I go out there
for days and I just don't leave.
Just look at the Paris Hilton phenomenon and the way every other teenager looks
like a prostitute.
LA is my American city.
Michael Moore's film has done a wonderful bit of PR for us all over the world.
Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual.
We're still trading on that whole flash thing, and for me the Paris Hilton
thing is almost an evolution too far of that.
When we began the war with Iraq, I made a statement that, although I was proud
to be an American, I was embarrassed by the actions of our administration.
My mother was always very political and very much a Democrat.
My own sex life is very monogamous and happy... just a happy married sex life!
Once upon a time we did not focus on a pres-ident's private life.
Over the last twenty or thirty years, which in the scheme of things is fast,
we've become comfortable as a society with homosexuality.
September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
There are a lot of wonderful people in Texas, people who have a social, political,
and environmental conscience.
There aren't many strong or charismatic candidates today, because many people
can't withstand the scrutiny.
Students in the '60s were responsible for great changes, politically and socially.
Thanks to all the increased communication that television, film, and the internet
have created, even people in small towns in Middle America are exposed to the
same things as people in urban areas.
The Bush administration has squelched freedom of speech.
The fact that no one wants to take responsibility for the intelligence failures
The U.S. used to be perceived as the moral leader of the world, and we have
absolutely lost that.
The U.S. used to be seen as the land where you could find freedom, and create
a new life for yourself, whatever your background.
We are out riding in Santa Fe, we often go for maybe three days without washing. Ö I like the odor of a man.
If you can dream about it, you can achieve it.
Men are often better designers for women than other women.
I believe in good old-fashioned Botox, collagen and a little bit of a facelift when you need it. You should take care of your skin, but when your neck is hanging down to your shirt collar, nothing is going to help that other than having [it] trimmed away.
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