"Tom Ford is talented but not gifted," says Stefano Pilati
Current YSL creative director, Stefano Pilati, has let loose in this week's New York Times magazine on his thoughts about Tom Ford, who took over the reins as successor to the late Yves Saint Laurent. And let's just say, he doesn't hold back...
"Tom had a very precise vision of the company that didn't challenge women," he said. "Tom is talented but not gifted. That's the way he managed the business. Tom would say: 'We can't do this silhouette because she looks fat.' Or, 'Oh, no - women don't like this fabric; we can't use it.' That mentality was something to learn but was so far from my way of thinking. Why do you want to be safe? I'm more like: Why don't you wear grey flannel for an evening dress? I find that fantastic! Not Tom, never."
Next time, tell us what you really think Stefano. Jeepers!