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Tom Ford's Displeasure For Dressing Actresses

Adaobi Ugoagu |
March 7, 2014 | 4:08 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Tom Ford at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party (mydaily.co.uk)
Tom Ford at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party (mydaily.co.uk)

One would think designer Tom Ford loves the award show season where he has the chance to promote his brand by styling famous celebrities for a night of schmoozing with other A-Listers. However, the designer confessed that he is usually less than excited when red carpet season rolls around. 

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ford explained why he doesn't like the process: "It's not a creative process, dressing actresses for the Oscars," he explained. "When you're designing, you figure out what you believe in or what you think the world needs right now."

He then went on to explain how actresses come to him with ideas of what they want to look like already, giving him less wiggle room to experiment and create a unique look. As a designer, it must be frustrating to feel like the ball has been taken out of your court, especially in the area of your own personal expertise. 

Ford, famously known for his clothing line being worn (and sung about) by well-known celebrities such as Anne Hathaway and rap artist Jay-Z, also has a rule to accommodate his nonchalant attitude for the red carpet season: he dresses only one actress for the night. This year, that ruled even led to some controversy between American actress and singer, Hayden Panettiere and Ford's model of choice, Naomi Watts for the 2014 Golden Globes. For this past Sunday's Oscars 2014, the lucky model was Jennifer Lawrence when she rocked a crystallized mini-dress with a sheer back and sides revealing all of her curves at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party.

However, despite his personal preferences, Tom is still an Oscar fashion fan. In an article published by Marie Claire, he explainethat, "What's worn on the red carpet has nothing to do with what's going on in contemporary fashion. It's a bubble of 1950s Barbie clothes. It's quite different to what real people are really wearing".

We agree with Tom--red carpet fashion is one of the most anticipated parts of an award show. It gives celebrities that chance to show up and stand out from the rest of other celebrities and even stand out from what's trending in fashion currently.

To read about this past Oscar's red carpet fashion, click here

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