Tom Ford

American fashion designer and filmmaker

Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2006, Ford launched his own "Tom Ford" label. Ford directed the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man, and, as of 2016, is directing Nocturnal Animals.

Tom Ford in 2009

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  • You can only make the slit so much higher, the stiletto so much taller.
  • I guess I'm hyper-self-conscious about people thinking that I'm egotistical, but there's a difference between being egotistical and knowing your value as a product and an actor. I know my value as a product, and I've divorced myself as a human from myself as a product.
  • ... style without substance is nothing, the substance in the story was the most important thing. Of course, there is a layer of style. If I were a director working in a different era, I would have had to be at MGM. I don't think I'd probably know how to make anything but enhanced reality, because that's what comes naturally to me.
    • Shapiro, Gregg (December 24, 2009). A singular man. The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved on April 18, 2016.
  • I believe in a parallel universe of image and fantasy that isn't so much fantasy as it is forever sealed in films and things that have entertained us for years. This parallel universe has influenced me perhaps even more than the real world or the physical world. Because when I think of certain things, like a beautiful woman, its most likely someone I saw on film... these are things I've been taking from film or television and applying it to real life.

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