08/31/2011 10:42 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

Tom Ford Sounds Off On Princess Beatrice, Facelifts In Bergdorf Goodman Interview

Tom Ford gave a rather lengthy interview to Bergdorf Goodman's blog, conducted by close friend Lisa Eisner.

But rather than focusing on the designer's upcoming collection, talk inevitably turned to topics such as Ford's spartan diet, how to cope with milestone birthdays and the importance of wearing the right hat. You know, the important stuff.

Although Ford favors bleached eyebrows, we learn that he is no fan of facelifts:

I think that they haven’t been able to perfect a good facelift for a man. You always notice a facelift on a woman. It’s a tightness around the ears, and the scar is usually inside the ears. If I suspect it’s been done, I usually move around until I can see it. But with a man, it actually pulls your beard and your sideburns back, and that’s what’s so strange.

Time to add facelifts to the inventory of Tom Ford's No-no's For Men (shorts are also on the list).

As for women? A more surprising addition to Ford's faux pas list:

I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this, but at the royal wedding, one of the princesses wore a now-very-famous (or infamous) Philip Treacy hat — that hat wore her. Now, Isabella Blow, a woman those of us in fashion knew well . . . had she worn the same hat, it would have looked great.