So, apparently, Tom Ford is a boob man.
The iconic fashion designer recently admitted that he was so taken by Rihanna’s ability to wear a shockingly barely-there dress at this year’s CFDA Awards, that he now feels it is her civic duty to roam the earth naked.
“I was at the CFDA Awards as I was receiving a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award,’ (which I prefer to think of as a ‘Mid Life Achievement Award’), and I have to say that Rihanna was for me, that night, one of the most beautiful women that I have ever beheld,” Ford, who married longtime love, Richard Buckley, earlier this year, wrote on his website. “I had designed several things for her specifically for that evening which she did not wear, but when I saw her it did not matter… she was stunning. As Richard said plainly after the evening, ‘If you are as beautiful as Rihanna, you almost owe it to the world to appear in public almost nude’ and I have to say that I wholeheartedly concur.“
The adoration was not lost on Rihanna, who took to Twitter to start a mutual admiration society.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 4, 2014
Ford also revealed that the “Diamonds” singer, along with Miley Cyrus, served as muses for his spring 2015 womenswear collection by fashionably adorning their bosoms with, well, pretty much nothing. In response to a negative review that called some of his creations “silly” for referencing pasties by draping small areas on the breast with beading, Ford defended his designs by saying that the beading was not actually a reference, but a deliberate nod to pasties worn by Cyrus, and that the fashion is gaining “ground with very young women who have the bodies to pull it off.”
Ford shared a photo of Rihanna on Twitter last week wearing one of his pastied creations.
— TOM FORD (@TOMFORD) October 30, 2014
We agree with Ford in that Cyrus and Rihanna are gorgeous and can pull off pretty much anything they decide to wear. We’re just not so sure how well the pasties are going to translate to the mainstream this spring!