Fashion Designer of the Month for December 2023


Tom Ford hails from Austin, Texas, and first found his place in fashion at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, where he had originally been studying architecture. Influenced by the style of his mother and grandmother, he went on to curate Gucci’s brand image in the 1990s, first as its Womenswear Designer and eventually as Creative Director, growing the fashion house’s sales by the billions.

In 2005, Ford launched his own menswear-focused fashion brand, having resigned from Gucci the year before. He also has a foot in the film industry, having acted in TV commercials while living in LA in 1980, and later directing “A Single Man” in 2009. He is married to fashion writer Richard Buckley.


Past Picks of the Month

Dilara Findikoglu

Ralph Lauren

Carolina Herrera

Kathleen Hanhee Kye

Marc Jacobs

Tom Ford

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