Tom Ford shares childhood memory for Vogue celebration
Tom Ford misses the ‘70s, especially his long mane of hair.
The American fashion designer is synonymous with a tailored, sharp look, however in his younger days Tom was much more bohemian. To celebrate British Vogue turning 100, a whole host of A-list designers have shared photos from their childhood, including 54-year-old Tom, who included a black and white snap.
“This was me aged 16. When I look at his now, the main thing I feel is nostalgia or all of the hair that I had!” he laughed. “I worked very hard on it in the mornings with a hairdryer and a big round brush. I was obsessed with disco music and fancied myself a pretty good dancer. I recently re-watched Saturday Night Fever and laughed out loud when John Travolta’s character tells his father not to touch ‘the hair’. I was just like that. I miss the ‘70s sometimes.”
Simone Rocha, Jonathan Anderson and Angela Missoni also added their sweet snaps, all showing off some funky fashion sense even as children.
Balmain head Olivier Rousteing, 30, decided to share his musical side with his photo, which sees him holding on to a guitar standing in his back garden.
“This was the 11-year-old me – an age when everything seems possible," he noted. "My parents agreed to buy me a guitar, but only if I got straight As. When that’s the deal, you make sure you don’t miss a single exam. I remember the satisfaction of finally being able to hold it at the end of the school year, knowing that I had three months of freedom to learn to play Ben Harper’s Forever, and a lifetime of being a rock star.