Here are some HIGHlights from Mr. Ford's egocentric interview:
On getting his start in the biz:
"I arrived in an Armani jacket, Calvin Klein jeans and cowboy boots because I’d been reading GQ in 1977 and that was the look. And I was prepared for New York! Calvin Klein jeans although they were very chic at the time were maybe a bit tight. That helped my career too, the fact they were a little tight…!"
On American vs. British fashion:
"London is a place where eccentricity and individuality in clothing in particular is admired, and is respected…. Americans are afraid of style. You know, remember America was founded by the puritans who fled the UK. They were very stern and strict, and too much style in America is considered a bad thing. That’s changing, you know, now it’s totally different really. Globally, we’re unfortunately seeing a breast implant style taking that’s over the world.”
On if he feels like he's a fashion legend:
“No, I don’t at all. My feet are really kept on the ground by Richard Buckley, who I’ve been with for 25 years. Occasionally when I have someone in for an interview, a young student or someone who I’m interviewing for a new position, and I see their hand shake I realize that oh maybe I have this effect on people. But I don’t think you can think of yourself in that way. I think people who are compelled to achieve never really think they’ve achieved…I think the moment you get to a place when you think ‘Oh I’m a fashion legend’ then that’s when you’re no longer competitive in your field.”
On those rumors about collaborating with H&M:
"No, I’ve never had a conversation with them. I’m amused every time I read that. Not that I don’t have respect for them but I never had a conversation with them."