Tom Ford does not want to talk about the reason he’s famous

Tom Ford does not want to talk about the reason he’s famous

Fashion icon Tom Ford has a thing for Mr. Darcy, just like everyone else (Photo by Karon Liu) 

Hoping to get a glimpse of fashion icon Tom Ford, we visited The Sutton Place Hotel, where he was holding a press conference to discuss his directorial debut, A Single Man, which stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore and premiered at TIFF. Ford is best known for being the creative head of Gucci and starting his own line of men’s clothes under his own name. Much to our chagrin, however, he was hesitant to answer questions about fashion, making sure to repeat ad nauseam, “fashion and film are two separate types of expression. Fashion is a commercially creative outlet, whereas film is purely impressionistic.” The costumes, he said, were “to serve these characters. It wasn’t a costume parade for me.” When a reporter asked him what he was wearing, he scoffed, “Oh, we’re wearing… clothes.”

Ford’s dismissal of fashion questions (and the discovery of his partner of 23 years) has caused us to lose our celeb crush on him. But the news isn’t all bad: during the conference, we developed a new crush—one we apparently share with Ford. The designer grabbed Colin Firth’s shoulder and remarked that “Colin looked pretty good naked” and that the actor has a “subtle sense of sexiness that’s not so subtle. He’s a very sexy guy.”