Tom Ford Bio, Movies, Age, Family, Husband, Height, Net Worth

Tom Ford
Tom Ford

Tom Ford Biography

Tom Ford is an American fashion designer and film director who launched his own luxury brand in 2005, having served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. For his film accords, he wrote and directed the film A Single Man in 2009, and Nocturnal Animals in 2016. As of 2022, he is the chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Ford developed the itchy urge of wanting to arrange and rearrange things at a very young age. At the age of six, he rearranged the furniture in their house and gave his mother feedback on her hair and shoes. When he was 11 years old, his family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he entered St Michael’s High School. Later on, he moved to Santa Fe Preparatory School graduating in 1979.

At age 16, he enrolled at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. However, he did not get to finish his studies here as he dropped out. After dropping out, he moved to New York City to study art history at New York University.

At New York University, he met Ian Falconer who would end up being a stepping stone to his film and television career. He simultaneously began studying interior architecture at The New School’s Art and Design College. After his studies, Ford was ready to start his career.

Despite his lack of experience in fashion, he called American designer Cathy Hardwick every day for a month hoping to get a job at her sportswear company. Cathy eventually agreed to interview him and he even got the job. He worked here for two years before moving to Perry Ellis.

He also worked here for two years but grew tired of working in American fashion. In 1994, he was promoted to Creative Director of Gucci. Turned this into his major career breakthrough as a fashion designer. He flipped everything at Gucci turning it into one of the top-selling designer brands. By the time he was leaving Gucci Group in 2004, Gucci was valued at $10 Billion. For his replacement, four people were hired to manage the tasks he ran.

Tom Ford Age

How old is Ford? Ford is 62 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 27, 1961, in Austin, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on August 27 every year and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Tom Ford Height

Ford stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and is of moderate weight weighing 78 kg equivalent to 172 lbs.

Tom Ford Family

Ford is the proud son of Thomas David Ford (father) and Shirley Bunton (mother). Both his father and mother were realtors. However, his father died in 2020. In addition, he has a sister, Jennifer Ford who is a shopping editor at Forbes.

Tom Ford Husband | Gay | Death | Children

Ford is openly gay and he realized that he was gay back in the days when he was visiting Studio 54. Ford married his supportive and loving husband, Richard Buckley in 2014. Buckley was a journalist and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International.

Talking about their relationship, they started dating back in 1986. They have a son, Alexander John who was born in September 2012 through a gestational surrogate.

Supporting each other, Ford and Buckley have owned smooth fox terries, which have appeared on the runway and in his film A Single Man. Unfortunately, Richard Buckley died on September 19, 2021, at the age of 72 years after battling an illness for a long time.

Tom Ford’s Net Worth

Ford has an estimated net worth of $500 Million. His main source of income is his successful career as a creative director and fashion designer.