Both film and fashion are businesses where the audience doesn't feel or see the work that goes on behind the scenes.

— Tom Ford

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A man should never wear shorts in the city.

Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.

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Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.

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You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.

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Tom Ford quote Dressing well is a form of good manners.

Dressing well is a form of good manners.

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Just like girls need to learn to be comfortable in heels before they go out in them for the first time, a man should try wearing a suit throughout a normal day. I do most things in a suit-and sometimes even in a tuxedo-and so I'm really comfortable in one.

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Dressing well is a form of good manners.

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Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.

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There are no right or wrong answers, There is only intuition

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There aren't many strong or charismatic candidates today, because many people can't withstand the scrutiny.

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As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.

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The Gucci woman - you know what she’s after.

The Saint Laurent woman - she’s going to torture you a little bit. You might have sex, but she will drip a little hot wax on you first.

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A few times in my life I've had moments of clarity where the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think.

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Dressing well is a kind of good manners, if you ask me.

When you're standing in a room, your effect is the same as a chair's effect, or a sculpture's. You're part of someone's view, you're part of that world, and so you should dress well. I find it's a show of respect to try to put on your best face and look as good as you can.

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About Tom Ford

Quotes 240 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Designer
Birthday October 16

People always ask me how I start a collection, and I tell them that I just look around. What am I tired of? What am I in the mood for? Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.

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British men are peacocks. You see a lot more style on the streets here than you see anywhere else, on every level.

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We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?

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Bill Sofield has the ability to understand the architecture of a space and how to utilize it in the most beautiful way. He can create completely different styles for his clients based on who they are and what their taste is. Our efforts have always been collaborative, and I value what he brings to the table architecturally and aesthetically.

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I haven't had any plastic surgery - despite what people think, this is my nose.

I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don't think of that as plastic surgery any more.

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You know that only thing that has made the whole thing worthwhile has been those few times that I was able to truly connect with another person.

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Just because one is spiritual doesn't mean that one doesn't like crocodile, cashmere. We live in a material world. We still experience these things. It doesn't mean to completely disregard them.

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Keep your jacket buttoned. Always. It's just really flattering—it will take pounds off you.

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What's so wrong with vanity? It's different from narcissism, you know? It's not about admiring yourself-it's about taking pride in your appearance.

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Dressing well is an expression of manners.

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There's a different kind of comfort that comes from knowing that you are putting your best foot forward. It's called psychological comfort. Look at a picture of the Coney Island boardwalk in 1925. Men were in full-on three-piece suits, hats. They may have only had one suit. But they pressed it. They made it look as good as possible.

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If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently.

They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.

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I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condemns this, me, I celebrate it.

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I'm very direct. I don't have tantrums. I don't yell or shout. I do expect an awful lot from my staff, but no more than I expect of myself.

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I am not someone who likes cocktail parties or large dinner parties, but I have to attend them often. I much prefer very small dinners with close friends.

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I don't believe in playing around much with suit cuts.

I like a fairly classic shape that gives a man strong shoulders, a fitted waist, and long legs. Classic simplicity always works.

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A lot of the things I did - it's not going to sound anything but egotistical - if I'm lucky and I did the right thing, they will be at Zara way before I can get them in the store, and I don't like that.

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The world might be a very scary place if it were only run by Virgos.

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Part of my family were ranchers. So you were expected to be quite macho. You weren't expected to cry. I was the exact opposite of that.

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When I was a little kid, all I wanted to do was to escape what I thought was the country and get to a city. Probably film and television had influenced me so much, I really thought the key to happiness was living a very artificial life in a penthouse in New York with martini glasses.

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Oh my God, so many young girls now look like whores!

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When the youth of America gets together, amazing things happen.

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I suppose, yes, I've been guilty of provocation but it's also just common sense marketing - put a bottle of scent in a woman's cleavage, or between her thighs - and men will notice.

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My real life’s not like the fantasy Tom Ford world – with naked girls pouring perfume everywhere. It’s more staying in and watching Friends on television.

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The idea of losing someone that you love could throw you into a situation where you could not see your future and you really would be living in the past.

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What works with your skin and eyes? Use that to zero in on your wardrobe.

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Fashion is, after all, a form of escapism, and in fact people are buying more special things than ever, nowadays. They deny and deny themselves, and wait and wait, and then they get sick of it and spend to make themselves feel better.

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I think there's nothing more painful for anyone than unrequited love.

If you've ever had that kind of physical access to someone and then, all of a sudden, that is denied, and yet you're still in love with that person, it's very, very, very painful to be around that person in a certain way.

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If I'm sending emails, and I get all wound up and stressed and don't know what to do with myself for 20 minutes, I just go soak in hot water and lie there, thinking, 'What should I do?' So it's meditative.

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I know one day I'll be irrelevant. No matter how hard you try there is a cultural moment, but eventually that window's gone, your time on Earth is finished, and you might as well leave. I could absolutely die tomorrow - I would not care. I feel like I've lived, I feel like I've had a great life.

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You have to look inside yourself and you have to say, well, what am I about? Why does anyone need this? Why does anyone need a 'Tom Ford' jacket? What do I believe in?

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I want to make beautiful clothes for women and men who appreciate detail and quality. The product must be the best but this is almost secondary to the service the customer will receive.

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A film should be somewhat personal. I think that whatever you create you have to be true to yourself and create something that feels right to you.

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Want girls to let you put your fingers in certain places? Get a manicure.

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I am really a loner after all; I am really not a social person. Because of my job, people think I am out every night, but I really hate all that. I am somebody who likes to be alone and see some close friends. I am a shy and introspective person.

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September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.

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College campuses were once a hotbed of political activity.

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