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Ok, så lite modeskvaller. 1. Tom Ford talar ut i tidningen The Advocate, för första gången, om sina hemska ångestkänslor kring Yves Saint Laurent: "I’ve never talked about this on the record before, but it was an awful time for me. Pierre and Yves were just evil. So Yves Saint Laurent doesn’t exist for me." Citat The Advocate: " 'I don’t even remember much about my time at Yves Saint Laurent, though I do think some of my best collections were [there] — other than that black-and-white initial one. That one wasn’t very successful and wasn’t very good. But being at Yves Saint Laurent was such a negative experience for me even though the business boomed while I was there. Yves and his partner, Pierre Bergé, were so difficult and so evil and made my life such misery. I’d lived in France off and on and had always loved it. I went to college in France. It wasn’t until I started working in France that I began to dislike it. They would call the fiscal police, and they would show up at our offices. You are not able to work an employee more than 35 hours a week. They’re like Nazis, those police. They’d come marching in, and you had to let them in and they’d interview my secretary. And they can fine you and shut you down. Pierre was the one calling them. I’ve never talked about this on the record before, but it was an awful time for me. Pierre and Yves were just evil. So Yves Saint Laurent doesn’t exist for me. ' Ford didn’t buy anything from the YSL estate sale in February 2009. 'God, of course not. I have letters from Yves Saint Laurent that are so mean you cannot even believe such vitriol is possible. I don’t think he was high when he wrote them either. I just think he was jealous, and Yves and I were friends before I took over the company. But then we began to move the company forward and were very successful…he just became so insanely jealous…that phase in my life just doesn’t exist anymore.' ” Han berättar även att hur han inte ser sig själv, eller då definierar sig själv, utifrån att vara gay, att han använder Botox, och en hel del om sin nya film, A Single Man. (Frågar du mig så har dels Alber Elbaz förut med darr i rösten pratat om hur illa Tom Ford bemötte honom. Och, kommer du in som the new guy from the U.S.A. som ska komma och ta över Saint Laurents livsverk, dessutom börjar med att utmanövrera den man Saint Laurent själv valt som efterträdare, får du nog inte räkna med särskilt mycket love från fransoserna som jobbat där hela livet.) 2. The Cut undrar stillsamt om Lady Carine-Gaga är en stil för oss. Tjugoåtta svarskommentarer hittils kan sammanfattas  ungefär "Too mutton-dressed-as-lamb", "Absolutley Not" "nooooooo how the mighty have fallen!" och "I think this trend has stuck because of dumb blogs like this that hype it up from the beginning." Klart slut. Men - sist bara det här på Black Book. Att apropå modellfrågan (amerikanska Glamour ska börja tillämpa mycket mycket större spridning på storlekar på sina modeller) säger Robin Givhan, citat från Black Book: “ 'I don’t think the average man looks at a male model who has the body type of a 12-year-old and thinks I need to stay at the gym and cut back on my meals to achieve that.' In other words, while prepubescent, super-skinny male models have been the standard almost as long as their female counterparts, male models’ figures aren’t nearly as controversial." Hm?