Sunday, June 05, 2011
He needs to publish a book NOW! I think he's SO fabulous and is not only such a brilliant designer, but a great case study in marketing. It's such a pleasure to read or watch interviews by either him or Carine Roitfeld as they are such creative spirits that are both driven by an internal spirit that is about SO much more than success or money.
Tom Ford has received a lot of flak recently for not allowing the media and bloggers to cover his fashion shows as he doesn't want the clothes to lose their thrill factor (and of course be copied to death) before they're actually produced. I also read in an interview of his that while he was fine being addressed as "Tom" earlier, he now likes to be called, "Mr Ford." Some people may call him arrogant but I just think he deserves to be! There are so many people in this world who are arrogant without any reason but just because they're pretty or happen to be born/married into wealth or even worse, for no reason except they think it makes them look cool or appear desirable, that I think someone who actually HAS accomplished a lot in life can go ahead and love themselves to the point of pompousness! Tom Ford is one of those people. Oh and not allowing media into his shows- again, fabulous marketing! I recently saw a pair of snake printed trousers on someone and thought, "ooh I recognize those Zara pants".. till I read that they were Stella McCartney. It's not like Tom Ford's clothes won't be copied, but at least it will have received adequate attention as being designed by HIM before it gets reproduced.