Originally Posted by seattlelight
His look reads as really uptight perfectionist and overly concerned about other people's opinions. Straight woman.
Hmm. I think there is something to this. I've only seen photos but, physically, Tom Ford to me seems fairly ordinary looking but very carefully groomed and dressed, possibly with some cosmetic work as he also looks pretty well preserved for a high-powered executive in his 50s. I've known people in the fashion world and the movie world and the universal opinion is that both are totally crazy and frenetic, especially at the top. Almost everyone in TF's type of position these days has an almost entirely artificially constructed public persona and the photos I've seen of him seem to reflect this. A bit of Mitt Romney (whom I've actually met), the too-perfect, too-calculated, too-ambitious doll, in this look. Sad, really.
I think every true artist at a certain point says the hell with what everyone else thinks or what it looks like to them. I do what I do and that's enough. My guess is that Tom Ford is not a true artist.