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Tom Ford Takes a Bite Out of Hollywood


This photo, buried on 132 of Tom Ford's "Vanity Issue" of Vanity Fair, just one of the dozens of behind-the-scenes photos of hairy-chested Ford hobnobbing with the Hollywood elite, makes me wonder if this wasn't a better choice for the cover than the Keira Knightley Scarlett Johansson nude threesome shot.

After all, the metaphor for Ford dabbling in the phony artifice of Tinseltown in this shot is much more precise:

Tom Ford tries to get his teeth around something entirely make-believe.

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  1. OK I love me some Tom Ford but I now surrender to the detractors. Egads.

    Posted by: Donald | Feb 9, 2006 10:45:21 AM

  2. Spot on, Andy.

    Once more, I am SO thrown back to the late 70's glitz of 'Laura Mars'.

    Posted by: Jacko | Feb 9, 2006 10:47:11 AM

  3. The Eyes of Laura Mars was genius and so is Tom Ford. Anybody got any ludes? God I miss ludes. I'm just a prisoner.

    Posted by: digger | Feb 9, 2006 10:59:20 AM

  4. With all this talk of Tom Ford's hairy chest, why doesn't he ever just take his shirt fully off and show the damn thing?!?

    Posted by: nyc | Feb 9, 2006 10:59:53 AM

  5. I just love this photo. It's got a great kitschy feel, and combines sexiness with a sense of fun. Sex and fun are so rarely combined in our culture. Love it.

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 9, 2006 11:08:57 AM

  6. I'm also a huge fan of enormous, obviously fake breasts. They're fascinating. The bigger and faker the better. Not from a sexual standpoint, but just from a human oddity perspective. Fabulous.

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 9, 2006 11:09:56 AM

  7. Tom Ford, yep...a nice looking guy and - at one time - was very interesing. Now he comes across as a somewhat sad charicature.


    Posted by: Jon | Feb 9, 2006 11:12:51 AM

  8. Ooops....'caricature', lest someone pounce on me for a spelling error!

    Posted by: Jon | Feb 9, 2006 11:19:34 AM

  9. Well, I suppose we should give him some credit for helping start the return to natural chests [still advancing at too slow a pace, alas], espcially by choosing a hairy model for his famous frontal nude M7 cologne ad [he can't get real credit for supporting natural weenies as who would create an ad for the French with a cut guy?]
    And hopefully the naturally hairier and hotter half of a famous ex-gay couple will now continue to go naturel!TOPnONLvKilOBbzPDEa4a6aXzHi1BX87VGHBn5w7wafyQE9zyp*naRqn6wzCDGg26AW7EPv5tRxocbPVDqopYsVDZf1UaXPyMO5NlDnXuTginZxeAUbaGs1ON8fSwQFcncsWbAsjg/What%20Becomes%20A%20Legend%20Most_.jpg?dc=4675492192878117419 [unlike Ford's, this actually looks like a woman friend just playing with him]. But judging from this pic, his former other half [some would add "halfwit"] still ain't getting that his Naugahyde look is soooo over.

    Posted by: Tagg | Feb 9, 2006 12:16:42 PM

  10. Be kind. There are still some of us who love the "former other half". And "Naugahyde" is just fine with at least this one fan. Nauggies are still welcomed and loved.

    Posted by: Reggie | Feb 9, 2006 12:42:15 PM

  11. Be kind. There are still some of us who love the "former other half". And "Naugahyde" is just fine with at least this one fan. Nauggies are still welcomed and loved.

    Posted by: Reggie | Feb 9, 2006 12:44:50 PM

  12. 411 on that shot - that's not TOM's hair.......he has a serious receding hair line - can we say photoshop

    Posted by: turlie | Feb 9, 2006 12:51:51 PM

  13. I recently saw the Tom Ford Eyewear ad in Artforum magazine of the bare ass & face, it's wonderful and the best image of all the pages there..

    Posted by: John-Eric | Feb 9, 2006 3:05:08 PM

  14. Herr Naugahyde + Sex = Lots of "California Potato Chips." lol

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 9, 2006 3:31:22 PM

  15. Why isn't it it ever talked about that in his youthful "Studio 54," days, Tom was thissss close to being a male hustler? The kindness of older gentleman, not a stanger to ole Tom.

    Posted by: Marc | Feb 9, 2006 7:47:05 PM

  16. I'm sorry, exactly who is this guy and what is he doing with a midget version of Marilyn and an anorexic blonde lying across his face? Did they airbrush away the clothes these children were wearing in the shoot?

    More importantly,just how low will Graydon stoop to sell his rag-mag over the next few years? The mind simply reels...

    Posted by: KC | Feb 9, 2006 8:44:25 PM

  17. For all his Hollywood aspirations, maybe Tom Ford should consider remaking Eyes of Laura Mars.

    Posted by: KY | Feb 10, 2006 5:16:16 AM

  18. cretins. that's Mamie Van Doren's delicious D-cupper Tom's slobbing. She's nearly 70 and still an anatomic bomb (her titties may have been salvaged surgically, but Mamie came by 'em naturally). Give Ford credit for respecting the classics.

    Posted by: mike | Feb 10, 2006 2:09:08 PM

  19. it's not just receding, it's a wig.

    Posted by: michael | Feb 10, 2006 2:15:05 PM

  20. Tom uses a special Japanese hair paint to fill in what's left of his hairline. And I think he actually was a bit of a hustler, according to friends who knew him then. I think he's become a parody at this point.

    Posted by: insider | Feb 10, 2006 2:54:25 PM

  21. God I love 'Eyes of Laura Mars' - such an *underrated* classic.

    Posted by: max | Feb 13, 2006 7:23:02 AM

  22. Tom Fords eyewear collection is looking pretty good.

    Posted by: How to Get the Girl of your Dreams | May 30, 2006 12:05:14 PM

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