Thomas Carlyle Ford defied everyone and launched his global brand and his films were nominated for the Oscars.. That's how he got to know his wife
Tom Ford or Thomas Carlyle Ford, born August 27, 1961, is an American fashion designer and filmmaker.
He launched his famous brand in 2006, having previously worked as Creative Director for global brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.
He has also written and directed Oscar-nominated films, including A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Fashion Designers of America.
Birth of Thomas Carlyle Fordvey
Thomas Carlisle Ford was born in Austin, Texas, the son of real estate brokers Shirley Burton and Thomas David Ford.
He spent his life in suburban Houston, Texas and in San Marcos, and discovered his love for fashion and decor, rearranging the furniture in the house when he was 6 years old, giving his mother notes about her hair and shoes.
His family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he was eleven, and there he attended St. Michael's High School, and later transferred to Santa Fe Prep School, from which he graduated in 1979.
At the age of 16, he attended Bard College in Simon Rock but soon dropped out, and moved to New York City to study art history at New York University, where he met Ian Falconer, who took him to Studio 54 for the first time, where he was shooting advertisements.
Then Tom Ford began studying interior architecture at the School of Art and Design at the New Parsons School of Design in New York City, and continued to work at Studio 54, where he realized he was gay.
He spent a year and a half in Paris where he worked as an intern in the press office for Chloe magazine, and there he discovered his passion for fashion and fashion design, studying fashion after graduating in architecture.
Beginning of Thomas Carlisle
Tom Ford says his job at Chloe magazine was a low-key PR position, and despite his lack of fashion experience he called American designer Kathy Hardwicke every day for a month, hoping to land a job at her sportswear company. She eventually agreed to interview him.
Cathy remembered the day she met Tom for work, and said, "I had no hope of giving him any work. I asked him about his favorite European designers, and he said Armani and Chanel, and months later I asked him why he said that and he said, 'Because you were wearing something from Armani.'"
He worked as a design assistant, with Kathy for two years.
In 1988, Tom Ford moved to Perry Ellis, and he knew Robert MacDonald, the company's president, and its designer, Marc Jacobs, and worked in the company for two years, but he was tired of working in American fashion.
In a subsequent interview with The New York Times, he said, "If I was ever going to be a good designer, I had to leave America. My culture was holding me back. Style in America is tacky and Europeans appreciate elegance."
At the time, Italian fashion house Gucci was struggling financially and was looking to boost its presence in women's ready-to-wear, as part of the brand's overhaul.
In 1990, Don Milo appointed Gucci's president, Tom Ford, as the brand's lead designer of women's ready-to-wear, and moved to Milan.
His job at Gucci grew quickly and he was designing men's clothing within 6 months, which surprised those in charge of it, and then he moved to design.
When Richard Lambertson left as Director of Design in 1992, Ford took over and headed the brand's ready-to-wear, fragrance and advertising, and store design.
In 1993, when he became responsible for designing eleven production lines, he was working eighteen hours per day, and during these years there were creative tensions between Ford and Maurizio Gucci, the company's chairman and 50% owner according to Milo, and he nearly fired him. from its center.
In 1994, he was promoted to the position of creative director of Gucci, after it joined Yves saint Laurent, and sales of the company increased by 90%, with Ford winning several awards from the Council of American Fashion Designers.
In April 2004, Ford separated from Gucci after he and CEO Domenico de Sole failed to agree with the president of Pinault Printemps Redoute on the group, and when he left the company in 2004, he hired four people to split the work he was doing.
Thomas Carlyle Fordvey and his own brand launch
After leaving Gucci, Tom Ford launched a line of menswear, cosmetics, eyewear and accessories. In 2006, named after him "Tom Ford", De Sole became president of the brand after he also left his position at Gucci.
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a floor-length ivory Ford dress to Buckingham Palace in 2011. Ford has also worn many stars including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Julianne Moore, and Hugh Jackman and John Hamm and Henry Cavill.
He designed Daniel Craig's suits for his last four James Bond films: Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Specter (2015), and No Time to Die (2021). In 2013, Ford was mentioned in Justin Timberlake's song "Suit & Tie", which was a collaboration with Jay Z.
He created the suits, shirts and accessories for the Grammy Award winning music video "Suit & Tie".
Mollabi went on to design artist Justin Timberlake for his 20/20 Experience World Tour, and in the same year, Jay Z released "Tom Ford", and Ford responded that he was especially flattered that more than a million copies of the song had been sold.