Tom Ford: “You Can’t Design Things You Don’t Believe In, And So I Don’t”

Tom Ford’s new book titled “Tom Ford 002” comes out on November 10th and according to Hollywood Reporter it’s an inside look at his past 15 years of filmmaking, fatherhood, dressing stars like Beyoncé and Timothée Chalamet, and overcoming substance abuse.

Tom Ford is probably one of the most influencial fashion designers of our time. He transformed Gucci from a dying accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. And he brought a hard-edged style-update synonymous with 21st century glamour to Yves Saint Laurent. Since departing his job as creative-director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent in 2004, Ford has enjoyed an intensely prolific period that included founding his eponymous label with more than 100 stores worldwide, writing and directing 2009’s movie “A Single Man” and 2016’s “Nocturnal Animals“.

In his first book “Tom Ford 001” (the black cover) Ford took us through the wild years, at Gucci and YSL. Now, vegan and sober he writes about his design conceps and filmmaking – of which he is passionate, and of course – about family life. Along with his late husband Richard Buckley, a well respected fashion journalist who passed away in 2012, Tom Ford became a father via surrogate at age 51. This new book is dedicated to Buckley and their son, Jack.

“There are wild stories about Tom Ford interviews. The man is as mythological as his brand — known for sleek glamour of the ultimate old-school Hollywood variety. He’s fashion’s ‘King of Sex.’ Perhaps more than any other living designer, he’s a legend of the culture-shaping variety” writes Harper’s Bazaar.

Photos: Nicholas Genin

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