>> The Canadian used car advertisement that made headlines earlier this week — for placing the tagline "You know you're not the first. But do you really care?" over an image of Tom Ford — has been been pulled, the car salesman Dale Wurfel confirms, declining to further comment. It is not likely that Ford waived image rights for the ads, but it is not known whether the designer took legal action against the Ontario-based Wurfel. A Ford spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.
Ford, meanwhile, was the only fashion figure to make the Time 100 list of influencers this year. Rita Wilson, who walked in Ford's debut womenswear show, wrote in tribute that the designer is a "closet comedian, who can keenly copy an expression, person or walk. He Skypes from his bed, on the opposite end of the planet, to check in with me in mine. But this sexy guy is kind and deeply loyal. Friendships are his other art. No flip-flopping. No fly by night. Tom has manners that are rare these days. Handwritten notes are common for the man who wore a three-piece suit every day while directing his visionary first film, A Single Man."