09/25/2012 02:22 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2012

Tom Ford Says Working For A Big Design House Would Be A 'Step Backwards' For Him

Whatever opinions one has about Tom Ford, there are two things that (in our opinion) can't be argued with: the flawlessness of his white cape dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Oscars and his ability to give some of the most candid interviews.

Last time we heard from Gucci and YSL's former creative director, he was telling Tom Brady that Gisele Bundchen's modeling days were numbered, so you can imagine how closely we read his latest interview with Vogue UK. As expected, Tom gave his typical no-holds-barred answers. When asked if he'd ever consider going back to working for a fashion house, the designer replied:

Been there, done that. I learned a tremendous amount from my time at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, but I was always designing within an existing framework. In launching my own line, I am allowed to only create products that I believe in. Everything at Tom Ford is steeped in my DNA - it would be a step backwards for me now to go and design for another fashion house.

Well, that was a not-so-subtle dig, no? Since Tom started his own line, he's directed a movie, ventured successfully into the cosmetics realm and released a NSFW menswear lookbook, so he's definitely taken this time of independence to stretch his legs. And even though he does give Gucci and YSL a little bit of credit for his success, there's definitely a pretty big diss to the major fashion houses in there. Do you think Tom Ford's comments put him in direct opposition to his former employers?

Click over to Vogue UK for their full-length interview with Tom Ford.

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