Haute 100 NY Update: Tom Ford Dislikes Dressing Celebrities for the Oscars

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Whereas most fashion designers would fight tooth and nail to have their designs walk down the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Tom Ford says that he would rather dress real women.

The 52-year-old fashion guru recently stopped by The Jimmy Kimmel Show and revealed that he has little creative influence when it comes to designing award show gowns. “When you’re dressing an actress, or even sometimes someone getting married, you’re working with them and fulfilling their dream, their agent’s dream, their husband’s dream,” he explained. “They have a preconceived notion of what they want to wear, what they want to look like, how they’re marketing this film and you’re kind of really just making something for them that’s not particularly important.”

Instead, Ford would rather away create chic clothes designed to be worn in real life rather than the red carpet. “[The Oscars are] a bubble of Fifties Barbie clothes,” he said. “It’s quite different from what real people are really wearing.”



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