Tom Ford likens Oscars fashion to 1950s Barbie

Designer Tom Ford has likened the Oscars red carpet fashion to "a bubble of 1950s Barbie clothes!

The 52-year-old designer has been dressing celebrities for awards season for a long time and is known to dress only one leading lady per award ceremony but he told Jimmy Kimmel Live that he doesn't really enjoy the process.

He explained, "What's worn on the red carpet has nothing to do with what's going on in contemporary fashion. It's a bubble of 1950s Barbie clothes. It's quite different to what real people are really wearing.

"I don't necessarily love the process. It's not a creative process dressing actresses for the Oscars. When you're dressing an actress, or even sometimes someone getting married, you're working with them and fulfilling their dream, their agent's dream, their husband's dream. They have a preconceived notion of what they want to wear, what they want to look like, how they're marketing this film and you're kind of really just making something for them that's not particularly important."