08/27/2013 09:26 am ET

Tom Ford Needs A Reality Check, According To These Tom Ford Quotes (QUOTES, PHOTOS)

Tom Ford is arguably one of the most famous designers in the world. He got his start at Gucci and eventually branched out with his own namesake label, quickly developing a legion of fans (Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z included). The designer turned director has his hands in everything (literally) and has made millions selling his sexy brand.

So, how has a life in the spotlight affected his ego? A lot, apparently. Known for his candid interviews, no holds barred opinions and out-of-touch with reality perspectives, Ford has certainly delivered some one-liners that ought to be revisited, again and again.

In celebration of his 52nd birthday (on Aug.27), we've rounded up some of his best (and more self-centered) quotes to date. Behold, the world according to Tom Ford.

On politics:


(Index Magazine, 2004)

On nudity:

clothes off

(Interview Magazine, January 2011)

On fashion designers:


(Interview Magazine, January 2011)

On loungewear:


(Vogue UK, June 2009)

On his childhood:


(GQ Australia, January 2012)

On aging:


(VMan Fall 2012)

On sex (to a GQ interviewer):



On provocation:


(Vogue UK, June 2009)

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