As new details emerge about the death of Tom Nicon and more and more signs point to suicide, designers are speaking out about the pressures of the fashion industry and mourning the male model.
According to the Guardian UK, Giorgio Armani said, "This [fashion] world is too closely linked to youth and makes it seem like life ends at 22....We need to make the young understand life is beautiful from 23 onwards as well. There will always be disappointments, including in love, but they must be faced up to without tragedy."
Donatella Versace said, "We just can't understand why he did what he did. We would never have thought he would do something like this. When we heard the news we were all so upset and we still are all so very sad.''
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