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Tom Ford on Dressing Celebrities for the Oscars Red Carpet: "It's a Bubble of 1950s Barbie Clothes"

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When it comes to red carpet dressing, Tom Ford is one of the biggest names in the game.

After all, countless stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Justin Timberlake and more consistently flock to his fashion label for major events, including this Sunday's upcoming Oscar Awards.

But how does the designer really feel about wardrobing celebs for the red carpet?

Less enthused than you'd expect, actually!

He opens up to Jimmy Kimmel on a recent appearance on his talk show and shares his true sentiments about the whole escapade. 

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 "I don't necessarily love the process. It's not a creative process dressing actresses for the Oscars," the designer, who typically dresses just one star per event, admits.

"When you're dressing an actress, or even sometimes someone getting married, you're working with them and fulfilling their dream, their agent's dream, their husband's dream," he continued.

"They have a preconceived notion of what they want to wear, what they want to look like, how they're marketing this film and you're kind of really just making something for them that's not particularly important."

Wow, Tom—we applaud your honesty.

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And for further emphasis, he added "It's a bubble of 1950s Barbie clothes. It's quite different from what real people are really wearing."

Point taken!

With that being said, we'll be analyzing the red carpet with a fresh fashion perspective this weekend.

What do you think of Tom's statement? 

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