In an interview with The Telegraph
to promote his upcoming collection, out designer Tom Ford discussed
his views on sexuality.
Ford said that his upcoming 2018 S/S
collection is all about fluidity, which he compared to human
While discussing his two new
fragrances, Ford said that he “hates” when things are labeled as
“What's great about this new
generation is that they're growing up in a culture where anything
goes,” Ford told the paper. “If you're a guy who paints his
nails, that doesn't mean anything.”
“You're a man sleeping with a man?
So what – that doesn't mean you're gay,” Ford
Ford added that the metrosexual – a
heterosexual man who is concerned about his looks – isn't a new
“I think that men have always been
just as vain and cared just as much [about their appearance] as
women, but our culture perhaps didn't support it,” Ford said.
“Let's look at the 18th
century. Those guys would go around with little red heels, lace,
face powder, beauty marks.”
“There have been moments in time
where men expressed their vanity and didn't worry about whether that
compromised their masculinity,” he added.