Dank LesMads bin ich auf ein Interview mit dem Designer Tom Ford aufmerksam geworden. Das sehr schöne Online-Interview-Magazin The Talks hat das Interview veröffentlicht. Ford spricht darin über das Landleben in New Mexico, Alleinsein, Spiritualität, Flirten und die Liebe zu seinem Freund, dem Journalisten Richard Buckley.
“I grew up in New Mexico and the older I get I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space. (…) After just being in New Mexico for two months, I realized that I could really work from anywhere. 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.”
Über das Hollywood-Leben, das jeder von ihm erwartet, sagt Tom Ford:
“It is a performance; it is me playing a role. I am not saying that there are no aspects of it that I enjoy; I love beautiful women, beautiful dresses, and beautiful flowers. But all those things have to stay in perspective. There is nothing wrong with loving the fact that we are physical beings but you have got to keep them in perspective. It is just a diversion. It’s one of the nice things in life, like eating a great steak or kissing a good kisser – well, kissing a good kisser is maybe more valuable than all the other stuff – but these are things you have to leave behind when you leave the planet. When I am on my deathbed, I don’t think I will be thinking about a nice pair of shoes I had or my beautiful house. I am going to be thinking about an evening I spent with somebody when I was twenty where I felt that I was just absolutely connected to them.”
Auf die Frage, ob es morgens lang dauert, bis er der Tom Ford ist, den wir alle kennen, antwortet Ford:
“It takes me a long time in the morning to become the person that other people expect me to be. When I feel depressed and I have a bad day or something terrible has happened or I have to face something, I go through a very precise ritual getting dressed in the morning. In a sense it is armor; I’m building up a layer. If everything in my material world is in order, I will be able to get through it.”
Angemacht wird Tom Ford, man mag es kaum glauben, niemals. Unfassbar, aber wenn er es sagt, wird es schon stimmen:
“Honestly, I don’t meet very many people. I am married but no one comes on to me, ever. It is like I don’t exist sexually. No one, no one. (…) no one, no one flirts, no one comes on to me. Usually when people are personal with me, then they want to give me their business card at the end of the conversation.”
Auf die Frage, ob er gerne öfter angemacht würde, antwortet Ford, der seit 23 Jahren mit seinem Freund zusammen lebt:
“Of course! (Laughs) Why not? I am not saying I would act on it, but it would be nice.”
Das ganze Interview gibt es hier zu lesen.
Von: Carl Jakob Haupt