Tom Ford, the Texas-born fashion designer credited with the massive revival of Gucci in the 1990s, has plans to start making … lip gloss? Ford, who left Gucci a year ago, has formed a company with Estée Lauder and plans to release beauty products and fragrances. Remarkably absent from his plans are apparel design. Anyway, it seems what he really, really wants to be is a big Hollwood movie director. I suppose all a conscientious observer can hope is that movie directors don’t start having ideas about getting into fashion. I wouldn’t want an evening gown or a handbag designed by this guy.
—Posted by Celeste Ward