When should the clothes we see on the runways be available to buy? It’s the fifth day of a London heat wave, and there he is, crisp and handsome, emerging from some very tall black doors in his office with a half-grin. I spray on one and then an hour later I spray another. Ford has always been famous for selling sex, for embracing luxury and excess (for his first fragrance, he bred his own flower, the blackest orchid, and captured its heady scent), and for his ability to shock, and simultaneously enthrall, the bourgeoisie. It feels like it’s all gone a bit off the rails — what do you think about where fashion is right now? We’ve become more extreme because now on television you can see full-frontal male nudity. More sensual than sexual because that’s all quite easy at this point. I put that perfume bottle between a woman’s breasts, but I also put it between a guy’s butt cheeks, but [few] would accept that because our culture is more comfortable with the objectification of women to sell products than it is with the objectification of men to sell products. Presumably with your films you have fewer constraints.
But lately he’s feeling more romantic and maybe even a little nostalgic. This whole musical-chairs thing that’s going on now at brands I find so dangerous. Well, if you’re a designer, there’s nothing better than designing an entire world. Yes, you can go to a museum and you can see a beautiful dress, but it doesn’t have the same effect as the first time when that dress was new and it came down a runway, and maybe it was a proportion you hadn’t seen, and it was new and jarring and you saw it on someone — maybe it was a beautiful woman, maybe it was a celebrity — and it literally took your breath away.
Marcus estimated that 4,000 to 4,500 offenders were retroactively forced to register for longer periods of time under the law.
At issue is the 2012 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, commonly called SORNA, which was enacted by a nearly unanimous legislature.
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!