Warm-up Questions • Which of these famous fashion designers have you heard of? Calvin Klein Yves Saint Laurent Gucci Vera Wang Tommy Hilfiger Jean Paul Gaultier • What kinds of clothes are the fashion designers above famous for? Do you have a favorite fashion designer?
Tom Ford interview YouTube: http://youtu.be/KIaK6fhHsas
Tom Ford documentary YouTube: http://youtu.be/r6GQHpvXn6M
Ford’s Interview Despite his lack of experience, Ford called American designer Cathy Hardwick every day for a month in hopes of securing (getting) a job at her mid-price sportswear company. Eventually, she agreed to see him. Hardwick later recalled the incident: "I had every intention of giving him no hope. I asked him who his favorite European designers were. He said, 'Armani and Chanel.' Months later I asked him why he said that, and he said, 'Because you were wearing something Armani'.
Moving to Europe • "If I was ever going to become a good designer, I had to leave America. My own culture was inhibiting (stopping) me. Too much style in America is tacky (bad). It's looked down upon to be too stylish. Europeans, however, appreciate style.“ • Tom Ford
crucial extremely important, critical, decisive It was ______ for Tom to move to Europe if he wanted to continue designing.
custom habitual way of behaving that is special to a person, people, religion, or nation In my country it is ________ for a woman to take their husband’s family name after getting married.
cutting-edge most modern Apple makes _____ gadgets (electronics).
distinctive different from others, special My dog likes to wear ____ orange sunglasses.
exclusive limited to people with a lot of money and high social position, restricted, prestigious Tommy Hilifiger lived in an_____ neighborhood.
interior of or about the inside of something The family likes a green _______ color.
reputation public opinion about the quality of something, such as a person’s character McDonald’s has a _____ of cheap and quick food.
revolution a big change, sometimes caused by force or war, especially in government, economy, or field of study The rise of the digital ________ has increased our use of computers and cell phones.
ultimate last, highest dfdfd_____dfd.