Tom Ford Biography, Wiki: We all dream of having a Gucci dress, even though it still remains a dream. But do you know about the person who made Gucci dresses and now owns his own label? Let’s know more about Tom Ford, the man behind many a beautiful Women’s and Men’s wear and is a name in the fashion world.
Who is Tom Ford?
Thomas Carlyle Ford is an American Fashion Designer and Filmmaker. He was born on August 27th, 1961 in Austin, Texas. He was formerly the Creative Director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2005, he launched his own label named after him, which became a luxury brand in the fashion industry. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Council of Fashion Designers of America. He has also written and directed two films for which he received awards.
Tom Ford Biography, Wikipedia
Tom was born on 27th August, 1961 to realtors and is currently 60 years old. He spent his childhood in the suburbs of Houston, Texas and also in San Marcos located outside Austin. When he was 11, his family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he completed his schooling.
His flair for fashion was seen right in his early years, where he would rearrange furniture in the house or give feedback to his mother on her hair and shoes. He moved to New York to study Art History where he met Ian Falconer who introduced him to Studio 54, a disco-era themed club that will influence his future designs. It is here where he realized he was gay.
Tom Ford Family, Husband
Tom Ford is the son of realtors Shirley Burton (née Shirley Ann Thrasher) and Thomas David Ford. His father passed away in the year 2020. He has a sister named Jennifer who has 3 children- two boys and a girl. He is married to Richard Buckley in 2014, who is a journalist and the former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International. They were in a relationship since 1986 and they have a son named Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford, born through gestational surrogacy in September 2012.
Tom Ford Education
He attended St. Michael’s High School and later moved to Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated in the year 1979. He enrolled in the Bard College, Simon’s Rock but dropped out and moved to New York City. There he attended New York University to study Art History. He later joined Parsons, The New School for Design where he studied Interior Architecture. Ford graduated with a degree in Architecture even though he spent his last years studying Fashion in the same school.
Tom Ford Age, Family, Husband, Child, Personal Details
|Real Name||Thomas Carlyle Ford|
|Profession||Fashion Designer and Filmmaker|
|Husband Name||Richard Buckley|
|Child Name||Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford|
|Height (Approx.)||1.83 m|
|Weight (Approx.)||77 kg|
|Date of Birth||27th August, 1961|
|School Name||St. Michael’s High School; |
Santa Fe Preparatory School
|College Name||Bard College; |
New York University;
Parsons, The New School for Design
|Father’s Name||Thomas David Ford|
|Mother’s Name||Shirley Burton (née Shirley Ann Thrasher)|
|Source of Income||Fashion Designing|
|Net Worth||$ 500 Million|
Tom Ford Career
Before he entered his last year in New School, Ford went to Paris and worked as an intern in Chloé’s press office which started his interest in fashion. After graduation he started working as a Design Assistant for the American Designer Cathy Hardwick and then he moved to Perry Ellis. Ford was later hired as Gucci’s Chief Women’s ready-to-wear Designer by Dawn Mello, the company’s Creative Director. His role expanded and he started designing menswear and shoes. In 1992, he took over the role of Design Director and headed the brand’s ready-to-wear, fragrances, image, advertising and store design. He was later promoted to Creative Director of Gucci. After Gucci acquired Yves Saint Laurent, Ford became he Creative Director to that label too. In April 2004, Ford parted ways with the group.
Ford launched his own label name after him in 2006. He launched a line of menswear, beauty, eyewear and accessories. He has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Julianne Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm, and Henry Cavill. He also designed the suits for Daniel Craig for his final four James Bond movies.
Tom Ford Movies
Ford launched his own film production company, Fade to Black, in March 2005. He made his directorial debut with “A Single Man” in 2009 which was based on a novel of the same name. He was also one of the producers of the film. Later, in 2016 her released “Nocturnal Animals” a film adaptation of the novel “Tony and Susan”. He won many awards for these films.
Tom Ford Awards
|1995||International Award||Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)|
|1997||50 Most Beautiful People||People Magazine’s|
|1999||Style Icon Award||Elle Style Awards UK|
|2000||Best International Designer|
Fashion Editors Club of Japan Award
International Man of the Year Award
Fashion Editors Club of Japan
Fashion Group International
|2001||Women’s wear Designer of the Year|
Best Fashion Designer
Designer of the Year
|2002||Accessory Designer of the Year Award for Yves Saint-Laurent||CFDA|
|2003||Fashion Design Achievement Award||Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum’s National Design Awards|
|2004||Board of Directors Special Tribute|
Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award
International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame
|2005||André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award||Savannah College of Art & Design|
|2006||Accessory Brand Launch||Accessories Council Excellence Awards|
|2007||Vito Russo AwardDNR’s Person of the Year||GLAAD Media Awards|
|2008||Menswear Designer of the Year||CFDA|
|2009||Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion for A Single Man (nominee)|
Venice Film Festival – Queer Lion for A Single Man
Critics’ Choice Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay for A Single Man (nominee)
Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay for A Single Man (nominee)
Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Feature for A Single Man (nominee)
Honored as one of GQ USA’s Men of the Year
GQ Germany Man of the Year
|2010:||Outstanding Film Wide Release for A Single Man|
Menswear Designer of the Year (nominee)
|GLAAD Media Awards |
|2012||All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons – Member|
|2013||Named one of the 50 best-dressed over 50s||The Guardian|
|2014||Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award||CFDA|
|2015||Menswear Designer of the Year|
Named in British GQ’s 50 best-dressed men in Britain
|2016||Venice Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize for Nocturnal Animals|
Satellite Auteur Award
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Tom Ford FAQs
Who is Tom Ford?
Thomas Carlyle Ford is an American Fashion Designer and Filmmaker.
Which school did Tom Ford attend?
He attended St. Michael’s High School and later moved to Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated in the year 1979.
Which college did Tom Ford attend?
He enrolled in the Bard College, Simon’s Rock but dropped out and moved to New York City. There he attended New York University to study Art History. He later joined Parsons, The New School for Design where he studied Interior Architecture.
Who is Tom Ford’s Husband?
He is married to Richard Buckley in 2014, who is a journalist and the former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International.
Who are Tom Ford’s parents?
He is the son of realtors Shirley Burton (née Shirley Ann Thrasher) and Thomas David Ford.
What is Tom Ford’s Net worth?
His net worth is $ 500 million.
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