It expanded the number of crimes that require someone to register as a sex offender or face arrest, and lengthened the amount of time most must do so.
It’s normal.” So much about the way fashion works today — the designer star system, the luxury conglomerates, the cultish immersion in a house’s overall ethos — can be traced back to 1995, when Ford showed his landmark collection for Gucci.
Even then, he was more than just the designer; he played a key role in assembling the Gucci Group (which was folded into PPR, which became Kering), and Kering acquired and still controls a group of top-end brands that includes Saint Laurent, Stella Mc Cartney, Balenciaga, and Alexander Mc Queen. Yes, it’s one of those bad words your parents told you not to say, and you’re not supposed to say it, but adults use that word, and it really does represent in a lot of ways where we are culturally. If sex is everywhere, it’s a bit harder to cause a stir when you publish a provocative ad. In advertising we’ve become so prudish, and I think that comes from a fear that half our population in America is rejecting something, and that affects our business, and I think that’s where we come from. When we’d shoot an ad campaign, we used to shoot for the world, and then we’d shoot a Middle East version because there are certain rules, like a man can’t touch a woman and everyone has to be clothed. I don’t want to sound too businesslike here, but it’s all about breaking through the clutter. It’s all anyone uses: “Oh, it’s so disruptive.” Disruptive, disruptive!
He and his husband, former editor Richard Buckley, became parents to a son, and Ford’s moved his design studio from London to Los Angeles, though it’s still kind of in London.
There’s also an office in Milan, and one in Tokyo, because “that’s what fashion people do.