(Video) Tom Ford: Inside the Creative Mind of a Visionary

This documentary of Tom Ford’s life is an inspirational and engaging view behind the scenes of a successful fashion designer. Dive into the mind of a creative genius, and get inspired by the crazy work ethic required to survive through the process of creating the fashion trends that travel from the runway down to your closet.

If you’re pressed for time, take a peek at the trailer:

Here are some noteworthy quotes from the documentary:

Fashion is a business. Fashion is something that is deemed by popular culture to be the thing that you ‘should’ be wearing or you ‘should’ have… Style for me, is something completely different. You can be, what we would consider in our culture, unattractive, and have great style. You can have no money and have great style. You can have a lot of money and have great style. More often, you can have a lot of money and have terrible style and you just plaster yourself in what you’re supposed to be wearing and you’ve lost yourself. Style for me is someone who figures out who they are, what works on them, what they feel good in, and develops that, develops their character, and the outer expression of their character is style.”  – Tom Ford.

Nothing, nothing lasts. And that’s in a way the beauty of it all…once you can accept that nothing lasts. And at this point in my life I’m not going to do anything that’s not fun. I only have 30 years left, if I’m lucky, 40…maybe only 5, maybe tomorrow. So if it’s not fun, I’m not going to do it.” – Tom Ford

I believe in an enhanced reality with fashion. Fashion creates a bit of a dream. That’s the whole point I think of dressing up…is you feel better about yourself. It’s an enhanced version of who you are.” – Tom Ford

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  • Alex says:

    Just finished watching the full documentary and I am blown away.

    Thank you for introducing this documentary to us Jae it was really inspiring.

    A quote I really liked:

    “Fashion for me isn’t just clothes. It can be a mirror of where we are culturally at a moment in time or it can be an indicator of where we are going.”

    I also liked, “Fashion needs to change when life changes. You only need to move fashion forward when there is a reason to move fashion forward.”

    -Tom Ford

    I really liked his insights and how fashion affects us (or rather we affect it) as a culture rather than a single individual.

    He is a very interesting man and has some very wise things to say.

    Thanks again for the documentary Jae.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jae says:


    Thanks Alex, glad you enjoyed it! I have a fresh collection of amazing quotes from Tom Ford now. Thanks for sharing some great ones with us. I loved the documentary and it was definitely inspiring in many ways, a great look into the world of fashion that most guys will enjoy and resonate with.



  • Sam says:

    Wow, this was so inspirational. Must watch.

  • Ben says:

    Here’s another great deleted scene from the documentary:


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