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Tom Ford interviews Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière in the February issue of Interview.

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TOM FORD: INTERVIEWER: From a billboard in Los Angeles to a steady stream of magazine profiles, Tom Ford is everywhere. Next up: the February issue of Interview, where the director of “A Single Man” interviews Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière. Ford helped Gucci Group acquire Balenciaga in 2001, largely due to his interest in Ghesquière, whom he refers to, in the story, as his favorite contemporary designer. And while much of the piece focuses on fashion, Ford also has other things in mind. “I want to ask you about golf,” Ford says. “Because I was reading somewhere about you playing golf. I don’t think people ever imagine fashion designers doing something like playing golf. You are probably going to hate this question, so we won’t print it if you do not like it.”

“Actually, I love golf clothes! I think this is the most interesting part of golf!” says Ghesquière. Ford later asks where Ghesquière sees himself in 10 years. “Are you going to be playing golf?” he jokes. “Sure. I’ll have to start, so in 10 years maybe I can have a good handicap,” answers Ghesquière. “Honestly, I think I will be here at Balenciaga. Maybe not only. I have no idea what I would do for my own collection if that does happen one day. I give so much of myself for Balenciaga that today, if you put me in a room and said, ‘OK, let’s try to do a Nicolas Ghesquière project,’ I wouldn’t be able to do it.” The issue hits newsstands on Jan. 26. — Amy Wicks

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