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

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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.