Tom Ford Gets OWN'd
Jun 01, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
In the surprisingly personal documentary, Visionaires: Tom Ford, set to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 24th, the notoriously private designer opens up about death (he could take it or leave it at this point), leaving Gucci, mid-life crises, excessive hygiene (he bathes 3-5 times a day) and his return to womenswear. Leave it to Oprah to not only remove the mask but burn that bitch to the ground.
The doc follows Ford through his first womenswear show in six years, his guest editorship at Vogue Paris during the last halcyon days of Carine Roitfeld's tenure and the opening of his flagship store in Beverly Hills -- in other words, you don't want to miss this shit.
Ford admits that he's "never let anyone film [him] like this before," claiming that "[t]here's a very squiggly line between Tom Ford the man and Tom Ford the brand." That line was further squigglied with his feature film debut A Single Man, which he refers to as his "midlife crisis on screen."
If only all mid-life crises resulted in Oscar nominations as opposed to bad hair plugs, expensive sports cars and cheap hookers.
You -- and I -- can learn more about Tom Ford the man and the brand when Visionaires: Tom Ford debuts on OWN June 24th at 10 p.m. [Racked]