Rihanna’s controversial robe during the CFDA awards (think of a see-through piece of fabric and 216,000 Swarovski diamonds), seized all the attention. But there were so many other winners. Tom Ford got a lifetime achievement awards. A day too late, I still unroll the red carpet for the big Tom and made an overview of his footprint in fashion land.

1. A ‘G’ of pubic hair

Tom doesn’t shy away from a whiff of sex. In order to shake things up at Gucci, he hired Carine Roitfeld to style the campaigns. The result was the iconic G ice cubes and in this model’s shorts.

2. Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude

After he left Gucci, Tom became the creative director at Estée Lauder. First thing he did was relaunch Estée’s very first perfume, Youth Dew. When Saks Fifth Avenue didn’t want to sell the perfume, Estée dropped a bottle and left. All the customers asked where they could buy that amazing fragrance and Saks’s director rang him up pleading. The fragrance reminded Tom of his mother and had to be put back on the map. Add a bow and done. Grandeur resides in the smaller things in life.

3. Sunglasses

If we should thank Tom for something, it must be his sunglasses. Ultra comfortable and so sexy.

4. Botox for men

Finally someone that doesn’t act all secretive about it, or wasn’t I should say. After hun son Jack, Tom hasn’t got time for botox anymore. Besides, his desire to look young has also subsided. One of the many side effect of baby Jack. “He damaged my ambition. Or minimised it in any case. I still want to be a successful designer, but it isn’t the most important thing in my life anymore. That’s not possible when you’re a father.”

5. Ombre de Hyacinth

This perfume reached out to me at Jeffreys, that amazing multi brand store in New York’s meatpacking district. And I’ve been in love ever since. It’s quite pricey but it’s Tom’s private collection.

6. A Single Man

And then Tom tried it in Hollywood. He tried directing. Why? Everyone thought it. Does he think he’s able to do anything? Yes. He. Can. Directing, outfits, music (Abel Korzeniowski), all gorgeous. The tidied up drawers are my blueprint for a perfect cupboard.

That all sounds great, but I hope botox free Tom won’t sit in a playground with Jack and this award. You’re too important for us. This footprint list should at least reach the 25. Then and only then are you allowed to quit. Got it? Got it.

BY May-Britt Mobach
Jongleert doordeweek met kinderen en laptops, vermoedt een serieuze shopverslaving en probeert lichtelijk obsessief latte- en wijngebruik van zich af te schudden door overmatig veel te sporten.
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