Tom Ford Portrait. Image: Designer’s Facebook.
American designer Tom Ford recently gave an Apple Talk in London. During the appearance, he touched upon many subjects, one being his marriage to his partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley. It was something not publicly known until now. Ford had this to say about his marriage according to WWD’s quotes from the event, “I lost so many friends in college. I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married, which is nice. I know that was just made legal in the U.K. which is great, we were married in the States.”
He also talks about his toddler son, Alexander, and how it has changed his life having a nanny in his house. “I can’t come downstairs naked and have a bowl of cereal in the morning, so I get dressed,” he says. “Before I had a child, I literally took off all my clothes the minute I walked in the door and that was that.”
On the issue of the popular Jay Z song which name drops him, Ford admits he’s surprised about the response. “It wasn’t what I expected – I had to go online and see what it really meant. What really freaks me out is when he’s at a giant stadium and performs it and there’s 60,000 people screaming your name. If you’re in the business of a brand it’s one of the best things that could happen to you.”
Legendary Sex Appeal–Iconic seventies supermodel Pat Cleveland shows the younger girls a thing or two in the March cover story from Numéro Russia. Thanks to WWD, we have some pictures where the legend poses for Tom Ford in looks from his spring collections styled by André Leon Talley. Pat (who recently starred in a MAC campaign) is flanked by South African Conrad Bromfield is a series of sensual poses. “I photographed Conrad with her in somewhat sexual poses, and the two of them as a couple do not look remotely ridiculous together, despite their age difference. They look absolutely right and completely plausible because Pat is forever young in her mind — and I must say her body as well,” says Tom Ford.
Tom Ford Fall 2014–Last season, Tom Ford dazzled with a collection of sparkle and shine, but for his fall-winter 2014 outing it was mostly about simple pieces and the result still managed to turn on the glam. The new season focused on streamlined shapes that echoed sixties mod with mid-length skirts and long-sleeved tops with no fuss. However a pair of sequin-adorned “Tom Ford” dresses emblazoned with 61 (the year of the designer’s birth) brought a sporty kick to the streamlined collection. Other maximalist leanings included a pink fur coat worn by Karen Elson or a leopard print dress paired with blue go-go boots.
Surfing for Spring – For his spring-summer 2014 campaign, Tom Ford shows off his designs with a crowd surfing Esther Heesch sporting the designer’s super glam and form-fitting looks. Photographed in London by Ford himself, the model gives a rock star performance in killer heels, elegant eyewear and body-skimming dresses. See all the looks from Tom Ford’s spring 2014 line.
Beyonce in Tom Ford – Super star Beyoncé celebrated the success of her recent surprise album aptly titled, Beyoncé, with a New York City screening and album release party held yesterday. The singer rocked a short and sexy black mosaic Tom Ford spring 2014 dress. Beyonce also paired the look with matching thigh-high boots, also from the designer.
Ford’s Glam Spring – Tom Ford delivered full on glam for his spring 2014 runway show held during London Fashion Week. While a lot of London designers previewed soft and romantic looks, Tom Ford’s woman is headed in a more sensual direction as seen by the collection’s skin-tight silhouettes and short hemlines. Spring opened with hard-edge leather looks such as motor jackets and dresses in chocolate-brown and then transitions to long-sleeve dresses adorned with psychedelic swirls. For those looking to cover up this upcoming spring, Ford offered menswear inspired jackets and trousers. The last section shined, quite literally with crystal embellished gowns and dresses.
Jennifer in Tom Ford – Jennifer Lopez attended the 4th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala held on June 13th, 2013, wearing a glittering blue dress from Tom Ford’s spring 2011 collection. The actress and singer paired the look with jewelry from Harry Winston.
Winged Beauty – Daphne Groeneveld makes a dramatic figure in a billowing, butterfly style gown from Tom Ford featured on the April edition of Numéro Russia. The Dutch beauty was photographed by Sebastian Kim and styled by Ethel Park for the new issue.
Noir Beauty – Tom Ford taps Brazilian beauty Lais Ribeiro for his new fragrance, “Sahara Noir”. Inspired by the “mystery and luxury” of the Middle East; the scent has a top note of frankincense–a precious desert resin. “Sahara Noir” is available exclusively in the Middle East.
Class Act – A bouffant topped Karlina Caune is the latest model to front Tom Ford for his label’s spring 2013 campaign. Ford photograph the brunette stunner himself in ultra-glam looks which switch between sexy and ladylike elegance with the use of metallics and glossy materials.