Or: "There are moments where I am sexually attracted to women. But it doesn’t overpower my first impulse; my lust for them is the same as my lust for beauty in all things. It’s not like I ever think, 'Oh, my god, I’ve got to spread her legs and f*ck her.'”
And then he tells a story about how he did an interview "sitting with my legs wide open, completely naked," with a straight male reporter because Ford had told him, "When I come home I actually take off all my clothes, and I wear no clothes until I leave. I eat naked. I do everything completely naked." And the reporter thought it would make for a great interview.
But Ford willingly admits that he says things like the above as a front: "Most people don’t actually know me. They know the projection of me that I use to sell things. And they know me from an expression of material beauty. I’m actually very introverted. I’m very shy. I’m very emotional."
He adds: "I grew up mostly in New Mexico, which is famous for sunsets and mountains and trees. That’s the reason I have a place there and spend so much time there now. When I was a little kid, all I wanted to do was to escape what I thought was the country and get to a city. Probably film and television had influenced me so much, I really thought the key to happiness was living a very artificial life in a penthouse in New York with martini glasses . . . As an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important. Your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth. And that’s why I go to New Mexico as often as I can. And what I find to be the most beautiful thing in the world now is nature — sunsets, trees, my horses."