“This sounds negative, but when you’re considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, it’s very, very hard when that starts to slip away. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when people react to you differently. And, Gisele, I hope you’re not reading this, because it’s going to sound so negative but I know through some of my best friends who are really famous actresses — I’m not going to mention their names — who were at one point considered to be among the most beautiful women in the world at different periods of time, and how hard it is for them emotionally. So I hope Gisele is prepared for that, because it’s so difficult.”
Now, I’m not sure where exactly to begin with this one. I’m not going to get into the “my besties are SOOOOO famous trust me”, because it’s hysterical and speaks for itself.
Now on to the advice about beauty…
Not only does Ford imply that beauty is in essence the basis of a woman’s worth (hell what does it matter to him…he’s a man and we all know of nothing hotter than a silver fox), but he assumes that all women, or at least Gisele and the likes of her colleagues, will fall to pieces the instant some new hot model comes along.
Well yes, no woman wants to age or appear to be aging, especially in a time where such emphasis is based on staying young, however now maybe at 32 years of age there may be more important things to Gisele than being number one on the runway. What about a number one wife, or number one mother or even number one business woman? Why do her looks have to be the ONE THING she needs to maintain in order to be happy or ok “emotionally”.
Ok, if Gisele all of a sudden grew grotesque facial features then maybe she’d be in a bad place, but I don’t think a wrinkle or two is enough to bring down any woman, or at least not a woman who has been so celebrated throughout her lifetime.
It comes down to the cat fight that all onlookers want to see, the one that consists of women ripping each other’s hair out or seething with envy when another dares step on her territory, whether it be in love life or career. Out of the billions of people in the world, I’m sure Gisele realized by now that she wasn’t going to remain the MOST beautiful forever, but who does anyway?
At the end of the day I think this was Tom Ford’s cute way of being totally bitchy. Jealous much?