Grazia’s Style Director, Paula Reed, sat down with Tom Ford earlier this month to talk about everything from insecurity to that never-ending rumor about H&M to bad reviews. The latter is an especially interesting subject as his return to womenswear has not exactly been without criticism. He may be referring to this when he said: "Often, a bad review is right, and those hurt in a different way because you know in your heart what you're reading is right. You're quite raw because they come out the day or two days after what you've done when you haven't been able to recover from it. You're exhausted and you can't really see what you've created because you're too close to it."
We wonder how Tom Ford feels about his latest jab. As you may know, Ford served as creative director for Yves St. Laurent from 1999-2004. In light of the house's new name change, Pierre Bergé, co-founder of YSL and former partner of YSL, the late designer, has spoken to WWD. In addition to endorsing the name change, Bergé praises Hedi Slimane. He also says: “I am happy that Stefano Pilati [former YSL creative director] is gone, just as I was happy when Tom Ford left.” Now there's a bad review of sorts.