Tom Ford was an American fashion designer and film director credited with reviving Gucci's fashion house.

Not many people know that his career path started with studying interior design and architecture at Parsons School of Design. And shortly before graduation, he developed his interest in clothes.

Ford's career in fashion began as an intern at Chloé before working as a design assistant for Cathy Hardwick. Soon after, he rubbed shoulders with fellow designer Marc Jacobs and landed his life-changing position with Gucci.
Tom Ford
As Gucci's creative director, Ford made a lot of successful models inspired by the 1970s. He also transformed the aesthetics of Gucci's image from what American Vogue called a "logo-laden" look to a sophisticated sex appeal.
The house had been almost bankrupt when Ford joined it, and rising profits reflected Ford's quickly growing popularity in the fashion world.

In 2000 it was announced that Ford would succeed Alber Elbaz as the designer
of Saint Laurent's ready-to-wear line, Rive Gauche.
In 2005 Tom Ford founded the fashion house, Tom Ford.
He established his own line by partnering with Estée Lauder for a cosmetics and fragrance line. From there, he began to produce eyewear and menswear, and quickly enough, the whole Tom Ford product array was in store, becoming the luxury clothing empire as we know it today.
From the beginning of his career, Ford was interested in photography. He has shot an editorial for CR Fashion Book's summer 2014 edition alongside his Tom Ford beauty and mainline campaign for spring 2014.
In 2005, Ford founded his own production company, Fade to Black. Since then, he's produced and directed two critically acclaimed films, 2009's A Single Man and 2016's Nocturnal Animals.

The designer currently resides in Los Angeles, London and Santa Fe with his husband Richard Buckley and their son Alexander John Buckley Ford.
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