While Natalia Vodianova was busy disappointing us at the Vogue Festival, Tom Ford was reminding us why we love him so much…
It all started when British Vogue editorÂ Alexandra Shulman observed that several of Ford’s campaigns have shown him posingÂ provocativelyÂ with female models, despite the fact that he’s “very open about being gay.” To which Ford replied, “I’m not gay, Alex! What made you think that?”
Shulman reportedly gestured to Ford’s partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley, seated in the audience. That’s when Ford displayed not only his great sense of humor, but also his very sensible approach to human sexuality:
“Yes, and he’s a man, but we donâ€™t necessarily have to put boxes around everything. Have you ever slept with a woman, Alex?” The answer â€” amid raucous laughter and a round of applause from the audience â€” was a swift “no.” Ford later added, “I hate to use the wordsÂ gayÂ andÂ straight, and I think we’re all on some sort of sliding scale. Of course, I’m at the Richard Buckley end of the scale, but I hate that gay/straight thing.”
Tom Ford: not as literal as you might think. Also, we wholeheartedly endorse.