Tom Ford, pictured above, was interviewed in his Sunset Boulevard office last week for a story in the Los Angeles Times about his new Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills store opening this Thursday, across from Gucci. The piece's writer, Booth Moore, made this observation during the interview:
"Every surface in his nearly all-black office is sleek and spotless. There is no clutter. In fact, clutter probably doesn't exist in Ford's world. On a shelf, there are five golden statuettes — not Oscars (yet), but fashion awards."
Ford, who is turning 50 this year, aspires to be a big name like Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld and Ralph Lauren in the modern fashion world with cross-appeal. He also says he loves wearing suits in very casual Angeles because "I love being one of the only people in a suit in L.A." Regardless, it appears that a ruthless quest to be organized and productive could be key to Ford's focus and success.
So what do you think? Does being organized help gain more in your life? Or, do you think you have to have the Perfect Mess in your office be spur creativity? Let us know what you think.
Tom Ford gets personal - L.A. Times Booth Moore piece
Tom Ford is coming to Rodeo Drive - LA Times piece from 2008
Karl Lagerfeld downsizes his Paris digs (10/2006)
The lost Gucci wallet (10/2005)
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