Friday, 8 July 2011

Tom Ford: 'Americans Are Too Fat'

Subtlety is not one of Tom Ford's strong suits. From his clothes to his words, he never holds back, never filters. Most of the time, it makes for amusing commentary and gorgeous designs. Other times, well, we'll let you be the judge of that.

In a recent interview with Time Out Hong Kong, Ford gave a candid interview on everything from his views on the Asian aesthetic to his upcoming comedy film. There are tons of discussable quotes, but his statement on who he designs his clothes for stuck out the most. He said:
Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone [who is] Chinese is slim...I do design for a specific person who appreciates…who’s probably thin, quite honestly. She takes care of herself. She understands the quality of a stitch, understands the quality of the fabric. She’s most likely urban. You know, my clothes are expensive.
What do you think of Tom's comments?

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