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It Took Acquiring Absolutely Everything For Tom Ford to Realize Materialism Doesn’t Make Him Happy

As the head designer at Gucci, it was Tom Ford’s job to create and push aspirational material goods — $14,000 dresses, $2,000 handbags, $1,200 shoes — on consumers. As the force behind his eponymous label, he’s still doing it. If there’s anyone to blame for our obsession with amassing expensive luxury goods and a more more more attitude, besides ourselves, it is designer-cum-director Tom Ford and the men like him. But as someone responsible for so much gluttony, he’s upset that “in our culture we’re never happy” with those things. “We will never be fulfilled because this will continue until the day we day,” he tells The Daily Beast. “Of course I was a part of it.”