Tom Ford

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Tom Ford (born August 27, 1961 is an American fashion designer. He gained international fame for his legendary turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label, becoming one of the world’s most influential designers.




In 1990, Ford was hired by Gucci’s then creative director Dawn Mello as chief women’s ready-to-wear designer, and later appointed design director. When, in 1994, Gucci was acquired by a Bahrain-based investment firm called Investcorp, By 1999, the house, which had been almost bankrupt when Ford joined, was valued at about $4.3 billion.

Yves Saint-Laurent

When Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint-Laurent, Ford was named the creative director of that label as well. During his time as Creative Director for YSL, Ford won numerous Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. Like his work at Gucci, Ford was able to catapult the archaic fashion house back into the mainstream.

Following his departure from Gucci (and YSL), Ford opened the fashion house, Tom Ford. Beginning with accessories, Ford laid the groundwork for his swiftly-growing fashion empire. While all facets of his label have been received incredibly well, his line of eyewear were the first of his collection to really take-off, with virtually every celebrity from Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, and Madonna to Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Aniston and Sally Field being huge fans of his eyewear collections. His eyewear is also favoured by international celebrities like Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, the Turkish fashionista Ipek Terzioglu and Stephen Chow the Hong Kong action star.

On multiple occasions, George Clooney has stated his fondness for Ford’s menswear designs. While the Council of Fashion Designers of America has yet to recognize Ford’s new fashion house, the likes of a nomination will be possible when the Tom Ford label broadens its designs to cover womenswear, a direction Ford has already mapped out.

The Tom Ford line now covers Menswear, Beauty, Eyewear, and both Men and Women’s Accessories.

Ford’s first ‘Tom Ford’ flagship store opened on April 12, 2007 in New York City. The store carries his new, high level luxury menswear, including suits, ties, shirts, knitwear, outerwear, accessories, luggage and small leather goods. The clothing is exclusive to the Madison store and additional Tom Ford stores are planned to open worldwide including London, Milan, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Tom Ford Beauty

Launched in Fall 2006, Tom Ford Beauty is a luxury brand of fragrances comprising Tom Ford Black Orchid; Private Blend, a twelve-piece unisex fragrance collection; and a new men’s scent, Tom Ford for Men. Each scent was designed and developed by the designer himself.

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