Tom Ford misses the days when celebrities didn’t have stylists because they took “bigger risks”.
The 60-year-old fashion designer has admitted that many A-listers these days have agents and stylists dictating what to wear on the red carpet, and Ford admitted that everything has gotten “a bit homogenized”.
Speaking to GQ, he said, “Oh my god, my celebrity tastes? Well, I like celebrities in general because they’re not afraid of fashion. You need fashion. They need to attract attention when walking a red carpet so that they are not scared. You are taking much greater risks. It’s great to see a celebrity in your clothes. Do you have a question about stylists?
The journalist replied: “Oh yes. The celebrity stylist is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. I am curious what you think about this phenomenon. “
And the former creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent replied, “I wish they were a little less powerful, I have to say. For example, there was a time in the seventies when you look at old Oscar pictures before celebrities had stylists . ” , and my god, people took even more risks. Great things h -pened on the red carpet. I think sometimes there is a little homogenization because it’s not even the stylist. Before these men and women hit red carpets, their agents weigh in as they work, there’s a stylist to get involved, and things can be homogenized a little. I think when you asked my favorite celebrity to get dressed – it’s the ones who really know themselves when working with a stylist, they claim to be themselves, or the stylist is running around looking for things that they have asked him to do. There are these celebrities who have their own sense of style. “
Ford has dressed the biggest names in Hollywood, from Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway to Daniel Craig, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling.