Hairy chested fashion god Tom Ford has turned director, his debut A Single Man getting kudos at the Venice Film Festival en route to American hoopla and Oscar consideration.
And now, Tom has turned blabbermouth too, thankfully enough, in an Advocate interview in which he talks about his first gay sexual experience after a night at Studio 54 (Didn’t we all?) and also about his dire days working at YSL.
Says Tom, “Being at Yves Saint Laurent was such a negative experience for me even though the business boomed while I was there. Yves and his partner, Pierre Bergé, were so difficult and so evil and made my life such misery…I’ve never talked about this on the record before, but it was an awful time for me. Pierre and Yves were just evil. So Yves Saint Laurent doesn’t exist for me.”
Evil people in the fashion industry? That’s crazy!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 9, 2009