Girlfight: Tom Ford Calls Yves Saint Laurent Out!
We all know and love Tom Ford for his sexy secretness. Rarely does he truly divulge about his real life, so when he does, we know to listen. According to an interview with CNN, Ford received hate mail from his ”predecessor and rival Yves Saint-Laurent when Ford took Yves Saint-Laurent’s eponymous fashion house in 1999 when parts of it were sold to the Gucci group, where Ford was creative director.”
Ford went on to say that at first the two were on amicable terms and Laurent was supportive, but that soon changed with the success Ford produced for the fashion house. Ford told CNN, “I have letters that he wrote to me about it, you know: ‘In 13 minutes on the runway you have destroyed 40 years of my career’…I am really happy I have them — they are written in his own hand. When I’m 85, maybe I’ll put them in a book — if anyone cares.”
Sounds like Tom Ford could turn from designer to director to author…what does’t Ford do?! And YES, I would love to read those letters. Check the video out below for more!
Bummer, that Yves Saint Laurent can’t retort back. He retired in 2002 and passed away 6 years later…But still I wonder what he would say?