Contrary to my initial impulse who was advising me to do otherwise, I read a piece of interview with (and about, duh!) Tom Ford. Some of the things he said were, you know, in his “full of him” tradition. Some were pretty normal and logical, like these (do read through what Tom Ford said and tell me how you feel about it! more here)
“[W]hen you do a runway show you have to amp things up in a way so that they read from a great distance – so that they are designed for photography rather than for a consumer. So you can exaggerate things to the point where they don’t actually function in real life for most peoples’ lives.
And what I wanted to do was create clothes for real people. I think that’s one reason why so many people in the world have switched off of fashion. They look at it as a spectator sport.
They wanna see what everyone is wearing and how it looks, but then they put on their t-shirt and their jeans.”