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tom ford was actually the first designer that i was interested in. he has that captivating ability that pulls a person into his works. i was very sad when he resigned/retired from Gucci.

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Okay, in retrospect, Tom did a great job at YSL. It was modern, sexy and oh so desirable.
YSL is such a mess today. Stefano's collections have been hit or miss, mostly misses. I hope Tom starts womenswear again.

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Gucci Spring 2000

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Absolut Tom Ford/Absolut Gucci
by Mario Testino

(my own scans)

'Our lives are made up exclusively of what we are wise enough to keep in our hearts, and of what we are brave enough to throw away'
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I'm a bit confused on my Tom Ford history,

So Tom join Gucci in 1990, and became creative director of that company in 1994.

He then became creative director for YSL in 1999 (?)

(This is where most of the confusion sets in) He then designed for both houses. Then he left YSL because of the difficulty he faced there. (What year I don't know, and also did the Gucci Group maintain ownership of YSL?)

However when he left YSL I don't think he was with Gucci, because everyone was so sad and there was a bit of uncertainty of what he would do next. So was he at Gucci the entire time he was with YSL, or did he eventually leave Gucci to focus on YSL, and then return to Gucci when that failed?


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tom left the Gucci Group in 2004. And apparently it was because of disagreements with owners (but I ignore if Pinault, who owns the group today, was the owner already, or if he had been during Ford's "reign")
Of course if he was out of the group, he couldn't design for Gucci nor Saint Laurent (which is indeed still part of the same group).
The "official" version says he left so he could focus on making movies, and the Yves-being-a-pain-in-the-*** thing, and all of that...
but again, new reasons surface from time to time.
He first said movies, then he has mentioned many times this "midlife crisis" he went through, then it was those Saint Laurent letters... i think the more successful he becomes with his later career, the more open he is to talking about it, so perhaps one day we will know all of the reasons

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he "opened a boulevard" (french expression, hope everyone can get it) to Frida. I mean i prefer Frida's job, but ut won't be the same if he wasn't there.

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On thing that concerns me about his work for Gucci in particular, but also for YSL, are the strong Halston tendencies. Also, I can't see much innovation either. But the styling was quite timely.

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Originally Posted by CrisGalaxy View Post
Ahhhh, you are so right how could I have forgotten about all that! Specially that YSL ad. But what I was talking is that his work is not as homoerotic as I wish it were, I want it on my face! Two male models making out naked on the beach wearing nothing but his sunglasses, that kind of homoerotic!

Do you know where I can find pictures or videos of that man on the stripper pole?
you must not have seen his article in out magazine (featured here) or the spring/summer 2008 look book (campaign?) with all of the naked male models (featured here).

as for video of his menswear finale show (fall/winter 2004-2005), it's hard to find much from that far back (the best i found came from new york magazine).

everything is never quite enough.
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Oh I found the video!

I had seen all his ads before and I remember just now watching this video.

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^ What....the....fuk. Sorry, not even Tom Ford is gonna make me like that.

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^one just has to wonder if such an environ actually exists outside of tom ford's imagination.

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This fashion show ... I hope that's what Heaven looks like

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i'd still wear at least 80% of the pieces shown there. and between those gloriously soft looking coats, those damn awesome sunnies and that random guy dancing around the pole, what's there not to love?

(Noah Mills looks so awkward on the runway lol.)

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^ would literally wear all of it - the tailoring is just too good.
Only partially distracted by the gyratrion.

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