American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film "A Single Man".
Tom Ford his partner, journalist Richard Buckley, have been together since 1986. Buckley was the former Editor in Chief of Vogue Hommes International. Buckley was diagnosed with cancer in 1989 and after his recovery the two moved from New York to Italy.
He was named at number 14 on the DS list of the "50 Most Influential Gays", 2011
Knocking on fifty’s door, Tom Ford isn’t letting age prevent him from exploring his talent in many different directions. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label. Then he directed the visually and emotionally stunning story of a gay man in the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man in 2009.
Tom has been with his partner, journalist Richard Buckley, since 1986. But most importantly, that man knows how to make us look bloody good in a suit.
“Gay men make better designers,” he says. Damn right we do!