The American designer Tom Ford has turned Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent into the hottest labels on the planet and has since launched an eponymous line that’s loved by all of Hollywood. Yet, Tom Ford does not consider himself as a fashion label but more as an architect: ‘A shoe is a piece of architecture, it is a real construction’.
His sense of aesthetic came from the day he moved to New York as he was constantly exposed to glamour and fashion. For Tom Ford, looking his best is a sign of respect to the people who look at him.
Despite his tremendous success, the designer recognizes that he is still full of doubts ‘especially the night before a fashion show’; but Tom Ford likes the speed of fashion, the idea of doing something every day.
According to him, design is a combination between intuition and feelings. Besides, he focuses his curiosity on people tastes and needs: ‘to succeed, a designer has to be creative on demand’.
Tom Ford talked about ‘the style substance’ as a priority, both in fashion and film industries. Having directed a fashion label and the Oscar-nominated movie ‘A Single Man’, the designer claims that the fashion market is harder than the film industry: ‘A designer always has to be number 1; plus, he may collapse at any time and it is even more difficult to come back to stage again’.