BUILT FORD TOUGH: While he managed to stay behind the lens for his film “A Single Man” (out Friday in limited release), Tom Ford has been front-and-center this week for the promotional blitz, beginning Sunday with a photo shoot, two audience Q&As and the official New York City premiere and after party at Monkey Bar. But hopefully Ford knew what was good for him and left the rocker-studded (Courtney Love! Michael Stipe! Madonna!) affair in time for a good night’s sleep, as the coming week would be a monster. On Monday, the designer-director powered through a press conference, two more Q&As, a photo shoot and 20 television and 12 print interviews. (When did he find time for lunch? He didn’t. There were no breaks, his publicist said.) Tuesday, Ford dropped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” in addition to completing two Web site interviews and a radio chat.
And today, Ford will be promoting his film on the decidedly calmer seas of morning TV with appearances on “Good Morning America” and “The Martha Stewart Show.” (He last visited Stewart’s program in 2007, bringing looks from his men’s wear collection as well as his great-grandmother’s recipe for pecan pralines.)
Regarding the media onslaught, Ford didn’t comment — presumably he had no time.
— Nick Axelrod
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