I think he incredibly succeeds with defining his self-image because he really believes and breathes it. Which in turn makes me believe, self-believe is everything.
That's what I wonder - is it as simple as having a public and a private self, or has he turned everything into a single external form?
Michael! Fantastic read as usual! When are you going to come up with a book because you certainly deserve it. I've never been a fan of Ford because I just can't stand things that are so glossy but you have scratched the surface at a real human being behind, so I shall be more forgiving of the man. Thanks!
Ooh, dangerous territory! Still figuring out how to write within a web structure, I think a book might be a few jumps too far right now! Thanks for the compliment though, much appreciated.I think the whole Ford thing says as much about what we want fashion designers to be as what he's tried to project himself. And he's at the point where he's moving into the elder statesman bracket, so it'll be interesting to see how he manages that transition too.Enjoy NYFW, JM
Wow, this was a fantastic read. I just read an article in March's harper's bazaar where they followed him for 24 hours and I was a little disappointed bc it really didn't tell me anything I didn't know (he has a uniform, hardly sleeps, takes multiple baths a day, etc.) I absolutely loved the Visionary doc and I was able to see a little past the 'Tom Ford' image but I want to learn more. He is a fascinating man, and I hope you're able to locate more info about him.
Thanks! I get the feeling the information's probably all there - but that people simply aren't interested in tbings beyond the illusion?