Tom Ford loves the "speed" of fashion.
He said: "I would lose my mind if I just did films and my next film is ready to go. But even if I cast it now, it would be another 18 months before we were on set. I enjoy the speed of fashion. I love doing different things and I think I still have something valid to say in fashion."
The 51-year-old sartorialist - who has previously been the creative director of both Gucci and YVES SAINT LAURENT - also believes many women are now wearing make-up instead of buying new clothes because it is cheaper to do so.
He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Have you noticed how much make-up girls are wearing these days? It's because it's cheaper than buying clothes. I love beauty products. At Gucci I'd spend days working with a make-up artist getting the show to look right.
"I was never drawn to walking in women's shoes that's maybe why some of them hurt. I never had a desire to wear the clothes. I'm probably the only man in England who doesn't want to dress in drag. But make-up? That I'm serious about."