CFDA Honors Tom Ford with Lifetime Achievement Award
The CDFA honored Tom Ford with its Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. The annual event gives recognition to the contributions made to American fashion by designers of womenswear, menswear and accessories, as well as fashion journalist for their achievements. On WWD, Bridget Foley acknowledged Ford by writing a 3000+ word interview with the designer.
During the interview, Ford talks about botox, photoshop and how fatherhood has changed him. He also admits that he just wants to be more successful.
In the Foley interview with Tom Ford, he explains that he has decided to age ever since he had Jack, his adopted son. Ford admits that he has not had botox injections ever since becoming a father, “I haven’t had time.” He admits that his son is the most important thing in his life and that he stopped caring about everything else, including his appearance. “It has really changed me” said Ford. Then he goes on a rampage about retouched images. “ A photograph used for advertising is no longer a photograph of a person. It’s an image… it’s not meant to be the exact replica of the person. We’re talking about Fashion. Fashion is about communicating a dream.”
The show will be hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters on Monday, June 2 at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.