Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
STYLE | ETERNITY 
Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
STYLE | ETERNITY 

Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray

Tom Ford v Thom Browne 

(Source: GQ Japan

STYLE | ETERNITY 

'A Single Man'
Film and style - while not mutually inclusive of one another - make for pleasant bed fellows. Great costuming, as a subset of production design, is a vehicle representative of the attention to detail associated with essential films. Its not an unreasonable assumption that films with attentive production design (more often than not) end up being worth seeing.
It would be unfair to say that clothing didn’t matter to me before I saw A Single Man in early 2010. Fresh from high school it reinvigorated in me a hunger to study harmonious aesthetics. While Tom Ford’s spectacular filmic debut may be enjoyed on a narrative level - driven forward in no small part by Shigeru Umebayashi’s score and Firth’s top notch character performance - it is owed recognition on an aesthetic strata that is uncharacteristic of much contemporary ‘cinema’.
Contrary to popular belief, Ford was not the officially appointed costume designer for the film. While hints of his trademark style do permeate the film it is reigned in with a distinctly Anglo sensibility. The color palette of the costuming is restrained and the sense of proportion in this world weighty without being gimmicky.
As Ford’s collections have become increasingly more casual - and in some respects decadent bordering on kitsch - I am reminded of how A Single Man may in fact be the most tasteful manifestation of his entire design career. The raw sexuality of his work hides in plain sight but is tempered with masterful restraint, that never feels as if its giving too much away. I can’t imagine that Isherwood ever conceived the character of Prof. George Falconer as quite this stylish but in the context of this film it adds a layer of complexity with influence as far as his characterization. 
A beautiful dinner jacket, perfectly pressed shirts in cream, and a day suit in the most rustic charcoal. This film always comes back to me as a palate cleanser every year reminding one to dress with style but also with dignity.
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'A Single Man'
Film and style - while not mutually inclusive of one another - make for pleasant bed fellows. Great costuming, as a subset of production design, is a vehicle representative of the attention to detail associated with essential films. Its not an unreasonable assumption that films with attentive production design (more often than not) end up being worth seeing.
It would be unfair to say that clothing didn’t matter to me before I saw A Single Man in early 2010. Fresh from high school it reinvigorated in me a hunger to study harmonious aesthetics. While Tom Ford’s spectacular filmic debut may be enjoyed on a narrative level - driven forward in no small part by Shigeru Umebayashi’s score and Firth’s top notch character performance - it is owed recognition on an aesthetic strata that is uncharacteristic of much contemporary ‘cinema’.
Contrary to popular belief, Ford was not the officially appointed costume designer for the film. While hints of his trademark style do permeate the film it is reigned in with a distinctly Anglo sensibility. The color palette of the costuming is restrained and the sense of proportion in this world weighty without being gimmicky.
As Ford’s collections have become increasingly more casual - and in some respects decadent bordering on kitsch - I am reminded of how A Single Man may in fact be the most tasteful manifestation of his entire design career. The raw sexuality of his work hides in plain sight but is tempered with masterful restraint, that never feels as if its giving too much away. I can’t imagine that Isherwood ever conceived the character of Prof. George Falconer as quite this stylish but in the context of this film it adds a layer of complexity with influence as far as his characterization. 
A beautiful dinner jacket, perfectly pressed shirts in cream, and a day suit in the most rustic charcoal. This film always comes back to me as a palate cleanser every year reminding one to dress with style but also with dignity.
STYLETERNITY
'A Single Man'
Film and style - while not mutually inclusive of one another - make for pleasant bed fellows. Great costuming, as a subset of production design, is a vehicle representative of the attention to detail associated with essential films. Its not an unreasonable assumption that films with attentive production design (more often than not) end up being worth seeing.
It would be unfair to say that clothing didn’t matter to me before I saw A Single Man in early 2010. Fresh from high school it reinvigorated in me a hunger to study harmonious aesthetics. While Tom Ford’s spectacular filmic debut may be enjoyed on a narrative level - driven forward in no small part by Shigeru Umebayashi’s score and Firth’s top notch character performance - it is owed recognition on an aesthetic strata that is uncharacteristic of much contemporary ‘cinema’.
Contrary to popular belief, Ford was not the officially appointed costume designer for the film. While hints of his trademark style do permeate the film it is reigned in with a distinctly Anglo sensibility. The color palette of the costuming is restrained and the sense of proportion in this world weighty without being gimmicky.
As Ford’s collections have become increasingly more casual - and in some respects decadent bordering on kitsch - I am reminded of how A Single Man may in fact be the most tasteful manifestation of his entire design career. The raw sexuality of his work hides in plain sight but is tempered with masterful restraint, that never feels as if its giving too much away. I can’t imagine that Isherwood ever conceived the character of Prof. George Falconer as quite this stylish but in the context of this film it adds a layer of complexity with influence as far as his characterization. 
A beautiful dinner jacket, perfectly pressed shirts in cream, and a day suit in the most rustic charcoal. This film always comes back to me as a palate cleanser every year reminding one to dress with style but also with dignity.
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'A Single Man'

Film and style - while not mutually inclusive of one another - make for pleasant bed fellows. Great costuming, as a subset of production design, is a vehicle representative of the attention to detail associated with essential films. Its not an unreasonable assumption that films with attentive production design (more often than not) end up being worth seeing.

It would be unfair to say that clothing didn’t matter to me before I saw A Single Man in early 2010. Fresh from high school it reinvigorated in me a hunger to study harmonious aesthetics. While Tom Ford’s spectacular filmic debut may be enjoyed on a narrative level - driven forward in no small part by Shigeru Umebayashi’s score and Firth’s top notch character performance - it is owed recognition on an aesthetic strata that is uncharacteristic of much contemporary ‘cinema’.

Contrary to popular belief, Ford was not the officially appointed costume designer for the film. While hints of his trademark style do permeate the film it is reigned in with a distinctly Anglo sensibility. The color palette of the costuming is restrained and the sense of proportion in this world weighty without being gimmicky.

As Ford’s collections have become increasingly more casual - and in some respects decadent bordering on kitsch - I am reminded of how A Single Man may in fact be the most tasteful manifestation of his entire design career. The raw sexuality of his work hides in plain sight but is tempered with masterful restraint, that never feels as if its giving too much away. I can’t imagine that Isherwood ever conceived the character of Prof. George Falconer as quite this stylish but in the context of this film it adds a layer of complexity with influence as far as his characterization. 

A beautiful dinner jacket, perfectly pressed shirts in cream, and a day suit in the most rustic charcoal. This film always comes back to me as a palate cleanser every year reminding one to dress with style but also with dignity.

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Black tie by Tom Ford

(Source: GQ Japan)

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Marcus Allen’s apartment/fragrance collection for Five O’ Clock magazine
(Source: Five O’ Clock)
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Marcus Allen’s apartment/fragrance collection for Five O’ Clock magazine
(Source: Five O’ Clock)
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Marcus Allen’s apartment/fragrance collection for Five O’ Clock magazine

(Source: Five O’ Clock)

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FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  
FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 
There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.
Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 
This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.
STYLETERNITY  

FEARLESS FORD- TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2012 

There were certainly echoes of Ford’s former glories in the 2012 Fall/Winter menswear collection, brought on in part by parallels between this and his equally (if not more) successful womenswear RTW collection.

Big silhouettes, luxurious fox fur, brave lapels and oversized ties- this is the Gucci legacy done at its most courageous and yet somehow restrained. While the womenswear collection was defined by a glam ‘Russian Spy’ aesthetic of capes and body hugging leather, Ford’s menswear remains as practical as ever. Hardened elemental cold weather gear was a staple here, and while fur was utilized liberally and often it was of a texture harder and edgier than anything Ford has introduced before. 

This being the fall, Ford has also revised his colour palette- completing it with chestnut and toffee browns that downplay the butter soft knits and meticulously canvassed tweed jackets of the collection. Could we perhaps be privy to the reveal of a softer side of Ford’s design aesthetic? Who knows, either way we’re still witnessing a confident designer at the apex of his craft.

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OUR PICK OF THE WEEK- FORD’S FURY

Nobody does luxury quite like Tom Ford, and if the designer’s foray into luxury opticals/eyewear has not yet struck you, you’d best join the crews of hip-hop stars, design savants and fanboys who already have.

Ford’s latest offering is a limited edition $3000 USD optical set made with gold plating and water buffalo horn- available exclusively at Tom Ford flagships around the world- this splendid pair of frames comes complete with an ornate hand-crafted case and cleaning creme to keep your investment in mint condition.

Ford keeps things clean and minimalist with his signature bar detail on the arms and with a block coloured gold plating that is neither offensive nor ostentatious. Clearly then this is hand-finished luxury at its most tasteful, and definitely something worth handing down to your son, friend or lover. 

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Glamor me ‘olden style’
2012 heats up with an excellent February issue of W Magazine entitled ‘Hollywood’ (large back issues including a stellar line-up of stars is nothing new). Old world glamor seems to be making a come back this year with Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Jean Dujardin highlighting the evening trend: out are the raw edged jackets, uncut blazers and tech-fashion staples of yesteryear (or is that future year?) and in vogue once again are suspenders, cummerbunds, and wide set ties! SOMEBODY HAND ME THAT WIRELESS AND CONNECT ME TO BARNEYS 5TH AVENUE!!
DESIGNERS: Tom Ford, Hugo Boss (Boss Black), Burberry Prorsum, Brooks Brothers
Glamor me ‘olden style’
2012 heats up with an excellent February issue of W Magazine entitled ‘Hollywood’ (large back issues including a stellar line-up of stars is nothing new). Old world glamor seems to be making a come back this year with Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Jean Dujardin highlighting the evening trend: out are the raw edged jackets, uncut blazers and tech-fashion staples of yesteryear (or is that future year?) and in vogue once again are suspenders, cummerbunds, and wide set ties! SOMEBODY HAND ME THAT WIRELESS AND CONNECT ME TO BARNEYS 5TH AVENUE!!
DESIGNERS: Tom Ford, Hugo Boss (Boss Black), Burberry Prorsum, Brooks Brothers
Glamor me ‘olden style’
2012 heats up with an excellent February issue of W Magazine entitled ‘Hollywood’ (large back issues including a stellar line-up of stars is nothing new). Old world glamor seems to be making a come back this year with Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Jean Dujardin highlighting the evening trend: out are the raw edged jackets, uncut blazers and tech-fashion staples of yesteryear (or is that future year?) and in vogue once again are suspenders, cummerbunds, and wide set ties! SOMEBODY HAND ME THAT WIRELESS AND CONNECT ME TO BARNEYS 5TH AVENUE!!
DESIGNERS: Tom Ford, Hugo Boss (Boss Black), Burberry Prorsum, Brooks Brothers

Glamor me ‘olden style’

2012 heats up with an excellent February issue of W Magazine entitled ‘Hollywood’ (large back issues including a stellar line-up of stars is nothing new). Old world glamor seems to be making a come back this year with Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Jean Dujardin highlighting the evening trend: out are the raw edged jackets, uncut blazers and tech-fashion staples of yesteryear (or is that future year?) and in vogue once again are suspenders, cummerbunds, and wide set ties! SOMEBODY HAND ME THAT WIRELESS AND CONNECT ME TO BARNEYS 5TH AVENUE!!

DESIGNERS: Tom Ford, Hugo Boss (Boss Black), Burberry Prorsum, Brooks Brothers

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Brad Pitt for W Magazine, February 2012 styled in Tom Ford cotton shirt, bow tie and Burberry Prorsum wool tuxedo pants

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Brad Pitt for W Magazine, February 2012 styled in Tom Ford cotton shirt, bow tie and Burberry Prorsum wool tuxedo pants

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Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!
billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!

billidollarbaby:

Tom Ford SS12 Lookbook, luxe couture at its finest!

Tom Ford Spring 2012 RTW campaign

Because clothes cannot bring you happiness…but they provide a satisfying alternative!

Jacket, $695, by Rag & Bone. Shirt, $88, by A|X Armani Exchange. Tie, $160, by D&G. Pants, $248, by John Varvatos USA. Suspenders, $22, by Topman. Hat by Borsalino at JJ Hat Center. Glasses by Tom Ford. Watch by Aldo. Leather bracelet by Tod’s.

Jacket, $695, by Rag & BoneShirt, $88, by A|X Armani Exchange. Tie, $160, by D&G. Pants, $248, by John Varvatos USA. Suspenders, $22, by Topman. Hat by Borsalino at JJ Hat Center. Glasses by Tom Ford. Watch by Aldo. Leather bracelet by Tod’s.



We’re ready for your close-up Mr Ford……

As of November 4th 2011, Tom Ford will launch his next significant retail venture: the Tom Ford cosmetics line. Composed of 4 key pillars (color, contouring, skincare and scent) Ford approached its creation with key creative consultants from Estee Lauder, while lending his talent for design to the various key products.

The entire line is now available at Bergdorf Goodman starting this month, and Ford has even implicitly mentioned he might consider expanding his talent into the field of men’s cosmetics (a largely untapped resource for the beauty industry).

Apologies about the interviewer, she seems pathologically irritating: desert islands? Your question for the man who revived Gucci involves a preposterous what if scenario and beauty products?

ENJOY!

"One of the most important things is to figure out what your look is – don’t wear this black suit-white shirt combination all the time to try and be iconic – wear it because your comfortable in it"- Tom Ford on style