Tom Ford BioGraphy

Tom Ford BioGraphy: His full name is Thomas Carlyle Ford. His is an American designer, filmmaker, and creator and creative director of the eponymous fashion brand. Born in Austin, Texas in 1961, he moved to New York at the age of 17, where he entered the Parsons School of Design and began a career in the fashion industry; his first customers were Cathy Hardwick, Perry Ellis and Chloé.

Tom Ford BioGraphy

The birthplace of Thomas Carlyle Ford is Austin, Texas United States. He will turn 60 in 2021. He has American nationality. His father’s name is Thomas David Ford and his mother’s name is Shirley Burton. His parents are realtors. Thomas Carlyle Ford has a sister named Jennifer Ford.


In 1990, Ford got a job as a designer of women’s collections at Gucci; two years later he became the design director, and in 1994 he became the artistic director of the brand. At the same time, the heyday begins for the brand, and they talk about the fashion designer all over the world. Ford draws attention to the line of accessories (for him it is an opportunity to connect with customers who cannot afford Gucci clothes), releases classic brand loafers in all shades of the rainbow, introduces a line of underwear and creates a new company image: Gucci advertising campaigns from the time of Ford always bright, frank, pointedly sexy. In parallel with the work on fashion collections, Ford is engaged in a perfume line: under his leadership, the legendary pair Envy and the Rush series, as well as new flagships for men and women, are released.

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In 2004, Ford leaves Gucci (replaced by Frida Giannini, formerly a staff designer of bags and accessories) and announces the launch of his own brand in conjunction with business partner Domenico de Sole. In 2006, the brand with the Estée Lauder concern presented the first fragrance – the intense oriental chypre Black Orchid, which instantly became a bestseller and has retained this status to this day. In the TF perfume advertisement, the eroticism and drama inherent in the Ford style are noticeable; according to some sources, the Hollywood divas of the 1930s became the inspiration for the images of the Black Orchid models. In 2007, his second important work for his own brand was released – Thomas Carlyle Ford for Men (he was accompanied by a scandalous promotional campaign by Terry Richardson); it was followed by the hits of Private Blend Collection: Tuscan Leather, Noir de Noir and the main one – Tobacco Vanille, the most famous fragrance of the brand. In 2009, the portfolio was joined by the Private Blend White Musk line, in which the designer’s love for rich, bright profiles is replaced by an interest in lighter and more transparent compositions. In subsequent years, several more collections were released (both related to the “high” Private Label series, and independent); Among the most recent most characteristic and discussed works of Ford as creative director are the gourmet Fucking Fabulous (which caused a great resonance due to the obscene name), the cherry Lost Cherry (a play on words is hidden in the name: Lost Cherry can be translated as “lost virginity”), and Metallique, Lavender Extreme and Rose Prick. In addition to working with Gucci and within his own brand, the fashion designer drew attention to himself and through collaborations with other brands – for example, one of the loudest scandals in his career was associated with the objectification of the model (Sophie Dahl) in the Opium advertisement for YSL, to which the designer responded with a provocative M7 campaign with naked Samuel de Cubber. Other important Ford projects include The Lonely Man and Under Cover of Night; he also serves as chairman of the Council of American Fashion Designers.

Turning Point

Over the years of his management of the brand, Thomas Carlyle Ford has achieved an unprecedented success of the brand: between 1995 and 1996, sales grew by 90%. In 1999, the fashion house, which was bankrupt when Thomas Carlyle Ford started there, was valued at $ 4.3 billion. When Gucci bought the Yves Saint Laurent brand, Thomas Carlyle Ford  took over the company too. In 2004, Thomas Carlyle Ford founded his own fashion house for menswear and accessories. In 2009, Thomas Carlyle Ford  made his directorial debut – the drama A Single Man, which received excellent reviews at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Thomas Carlyle Ford  has been living for 20 years with his partner Richard Buckley, a journalist and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International.

Real Name Thomas Carlyle Ford
Nick Name
Age 60 Year old
Date Of Birth August 27, 1961
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place Fairfax, Virginia, , United state
  • Fashion designer
  • Filmmaker
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Year Active 1982–2019
  • Comedy
  • Observational comedy
  • Satire
  • Improvisational comedy
  • Blue comedy
Father name Tom Ford, Sr
Mother name Shirley Bunton
Brother name
Sister name Jennifer Ford
Children Name Alexander John Buckley Ford
Spouse Name Richard Buckley (m. 2014; died 2021)
School Name
  • St. Michael’s High School
  • Santa Fe Preparatory School
College Name
  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Parsons The New School for Design
Qualification Degree in architecture
Physical Status
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Height 5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm  approx
 Dress Size 12 (US)  (approximate)
Weight 76  kg Approx
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Chest Size 30 cm  (approximate)
Waist Size 30 cm (approximate)
Biceps Size 12 cm (approximate)
Shoe Size 18 (US)  (approximate)
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Gay
Social Media
Instagram Link
Twitter Link
Pintrest Link
Facebook Link
Is he Married Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Partner Name
Spouse Name Richard Buckley (m. 2014; died 2021)

Personal Life

Thomas Carlyle Ford married Richard Buckley in 2014. Richard Buckley was a journalist as well as a former editor of Vogue Homes International. The couple was in a relationship since 1986. Thomas has a son named Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford. Alexander was born on September 2012 via a gestational surrogate. Richard Buckley, the husband of Thomas Carlyle Ford, died on September 19, 2021, at the age of 72 after a prolonged illness.

Net Worth

For me, he is one of the richest fashion designers in the world.His total net worth is around $500 million.

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