Tom Ford: 'so many young girls now look like whores'
American fashion designer puts the boot in, from the 'silliness' of Twitter to the 'unattractive' French
MANY young girls "now look like whores" and there is not a more "unattractive group of people on the streets" than in France, according to American fashion designer Tom Ford.
Following another triumphant show at London Fashion Week, Ford has revealed his love for the capital, as well as his pet hates, in an interview with Lucy Armstrong in the Daily Telegraph.
The London fashion crowd loved his latest collection of shiny leathers and sparkly dresses, and Ford seems equally enamoured of London's taste in clothes.
He tells Armstrong that the capital "is one of the few cities where people still dress properly and fashion exists". He explains: "Every day I see women who've thought about their outfits. They've picked out the bag, put on proper shoes."
So effusive is his admiration for Britain, says Armstrong, you can't help wondering whether he has ever stepped beyond the rose-tinted streets of Mayfair, where he currently resides.
He is not, however, such a fan of American and French tastes. "Do you know how rare it is in parts of America to actually see 'an outfit'?" he asks. "France? I don't want to be anti-French but there isn't a more unattractive group of people on the streets."
The designer, who is set to hit a $1bn turnover this year, has turned 52 and says conversations with his friends now invariably turn to "how crass the world has become".
Tweeting? "It's one of the silliest things ever," he says. Other pet hates include the narcissism found on Instagram and the apparent limited knowledge of "most" fashion bloggers. "Oh my God, so many young girls now look like whores," he adds.
The designer, who made his name as creative director of Gucci in the 1990s, is not a fan of plastic surgery either.
"For the record, I like a natural body with a Seventies-shaped boob. I'm not a straight man, but how anyone can be turned on by something filled with saline solution is beyond me." ·