Tom-ism. [tom-iz-uhm] -noun. Definition: A crazy phrase stated by Tom Ford. Similar to a Karl-ism. Should be taken with a grain of salt.
In the latest edition of Tom Ford Says the Darndest Things, Tom spills on why gay men make better designers than straight ones. He tells Interview magazine that straight men have a difficulty separating their sexual lust for women from their design for them. Whereas Tom, as a gay man, can lust after a women, but in the same way he lusts after other beautiful objects in the world—like a car or a sculpture. He says:
Because I make that detachment, I’m capable of objectifying a beautiful woman, but that doesn’t demean her in any way. She’s beautiful because she’s a creature who exists physically, in the physical world, who happens to be in a moment of prime.
What do you think, does Tom have a point or is this just another random Tom-ism?
Source: Interview Magazine
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