Annoyed with Tom Ford lately? You'll be in love yet again after taking in this brief CNN interview. He talks about the reason he moved to Europe initially--"I wanted to be marketable globally"--and why Yves Saint Laurent wasn't a fan of Ford designing YSL: "When I started to get great press and the business became successful, Yves became quite hostile."
UPDATE: Raf Simons Is Not Going to Yves Saint Laurent
In the wake of Raf Simons' gorgeous spring collection for Jil Sander and subsequent review by Suzy Menkes, a veritable media frenzy erupted over the weekend thanks to a statement by the respected fashion journalist that “if Raf Simons ultimately takes over the helm at Yves Saint Laurent—as those familiar with the situation in Paris suggest--the designer will have found a sweet spot for his meticulous modernism.” Well, turns out that his sweet spot is still at the helm of Jil Sander, and Stefano Pilati is still secure in his position as creative designer at Yves Saint Laurent. Per a release we just received this morning from Yves Saint Laurent: Yves Saint Laurent disclaims and regards as unfounded the current rumors concerning the creative direction of the house. Stefano Pilati continues to dedicate his talent and energies to Yves Saint Laurent and the coming fashion show. Jil Sander is also refuting the rumors. According to Elle UK, Raf Simons has apparently just signed a contract for another four seasons as Jil Sander's creative director. This is one of those rumors that originated on Twitter--which sometimes can be better than any "official" news source--but which also sometimes proves to be a liability.