Designer Tom Ford has opened up on fatherhood. Tom recently welcomed a son named Jack with his partner Richard Buckley, and says that becoming a father has stopped him from getting botox injections – but only because he no longer has the time to look after himself. He joked:
“Since we’ve had Jack I haven’t had a Botox injection or a filler. I haven’t had time.”
Tom also says that lately he’s been feeling older and it hit him while working on set with some younger models that he was old enough to be their parents:
“I was on a set with two models, a male model and a female. I thought in my head, ‘These are people I could probably sleep with.’ And then I heard one of them refer to me as old — I was 38 years old. It was one of those little milestones that made me think, ‘OK, I’m this age. I am old enough to be their father.'”
The designer has been notorious for going against social media and other online outlets to promote his label but he says that he sees that he made an error along the way in being closed-minded:
“I failed. I tried to change that. I wasn’t anti-Internet. I was anti-seeing something six months in advance. If you can make it available immediately, then yes, yes, of course it makes total sense. I was just looking through a retail magazine and I saw something I loved when it came out [on the runway]. Now it feels old, and it’s only now being shipped to the store. The look feels photographed and worn. But I failed. It’s a part of popular culture I can’t not participate in. Once I reached a certain scale, I had to go along with it.”
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