Tom Ford is NOT remaking 'Roller Boogie'
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Despite numerous hopeful reports swirling around on the web on February 8, designer Tom Ford most probably doesn't have any plans to remake the 1970s movie classic
A slow news day prompted the ironically-minded fashion blog Auntie Fashion to ' report' that Ford was "hurt" by some moviegoers finding his directing debut, A Single Man, "too artistic, and perhaps a little contrived."
Auntie Fashion 'cited' the designer as saying: "I feel the need to create something grittier and less maudlin, yet enlightening.... These kids in the 'hood who are turning traditional square dancing into the roller skating of our generation - they're where it's at."
Even the blog's claim that the Roller Boogie original caused Ford to compete in the 1988 Seoul Olympics "where square dancing debuted as an official demonstration sport" didn't lead to suspicion, with respected blogs such as The Cut and Refinery29 reporting the story.
What they seemed to overlook was the category the article was posted in: "Faux Fashion Stories I'd Like To Read," which previously featured stories such as "Marc Jacobs directs Hobbit film" or "Dean and Dan Caten to Marry Olsen Twins."
Good one, Auntie Fashion. Read the full, highly entertaining story here.
In other fashion movie news, Blake Lively is rumored to play a young Carrie Bradshaw in a Sex and the City prequel - find out more at Fashionista.
And if you're craving true Tom Ford stories, keep your eyes peeled for his new womenswear collection (which Keira Knightley is NOT the official face of, as previously reported), to be shown in an intimate setting this coming London Fashion Week (starts February 18).
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