Tom Ford: No Fashion House on God’s Green Earth Can Tempt Me

London, United Kingdom. 19th September 2012 -- Fashion designer Tom Ford poses for photographers before the fundraising dinner in London for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / Demotix/Corbis

The designer tells British Vogue, "I learned a tremendous amount from my time at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, but I was always designing within an existing framework. In launching my own line, I am allowed to only create products that I believe in. Everything at Tom Ford is steeped in my DNA — it would be a step backwards for me now to go and design for another fashion house." Plus, you know, they might make him show his collections to the public from the outset.