- Tom Ford wrote an essay on Saturday for Air Mail after watching “House of Gucci” for the first time.
- Ford was Gucci’s Creative Director from 1994 to 2004.
- Ford has said that while he may not appreciate the film’s “humor and camp”, he believes it will succeed at the box office.
Fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford recently watched Ridley Scott’s new film, “House of Gucci,” and expressed conflicting thoughts.
Saturday Air Mail posted an essay written by Ford where he shared his feelings after seeing the film for the first time.
The film focuses on Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci, played by Lady Gaga and Adam Driver respectively, as they fight for control of the Gucci fashion house. Actors Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino are also starring in the film, which was released on Wednesday.
“The movie is… well, I’m still not sure what it is exactly, but somehow I felt like I had experienced a hurricane when I left. the theater, ”Ford began in the essay. “Was it a farce or a gripping story of greed?” I often laughed out loud, but was I supposed to?
Ford was Gucci’s creative director for 20 years, from 1994 to 2004. He admitted his opinions could be biased because he knew Maurizio Gucci, the former head of the fashion brand, and remembered his assassination vividly. on March 27, 1995.
Ford, who is portrayed in the film by Reeve Carney, mentioned that a scene depicting a toast between himself and Maurizio Gucci after Ford became creative director never happened.
Ford praised Driver for his “subtle and nuanced performance”, but noted that some of his co-stars were fighting “to see who can chew the most scenery”.
“Sometimes when Al Pacino, as Aldo Gucci, and Jared Leto, as Aldo’s son Paolo Gucci, were on screen, I wasn’t quite sure if I wasn’t watching a version. “Saturday Night Live’s“ story ”he continued in his essay.
Ford hailed Lady Gaga as “the real star of the film” and claimed that she “steals the show”.
Overall, Ford expressed that he “was deeply sad for several days” after watching “House of Gucci”, explaining that it was difficult for him to appreciate the film’s “humor and camp” as than anyone who has experienced the events in real life.
Still, the fashion designer noted that the film will be a success regardless, “with solid performances from Gaga and Driver, powerful and over-the-top performances from the entire cast, crisp costumes, stunning sets and a beautiful look. cinematography”.
Ford concluded: “Bust the Gucci name through things and they generally sell.”
In a statement to Insider, Ford representatives said “we have no further comments.”