Thomas Ford Birthday (August 27th)

Thomas Ford Birthday (August 27th)

Thomas Ford Birth Details and Early Life

Thomas Ford an American Fashion Designer was born on 27th August, 1961 in Austin Texas. He achieved international distinction for his circle of Gucci Fashion abode and the conception of Tom Ford tag.

Thomas Ford passed his early days in San Marcos and in the border of Houston, Texas, outer Austin. When he was 11 years old, His family shifted to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, He admitted St. Michael's High School and after it he shifted to Santa Fe Preparatory School, by which he completed his graduation in 1979. At the age of 17 he left Santa Fe and he shifted to New York City to learn art olden times at New York University.

After one year Thomas left N.Y.U. Thomas Ford wanted to focus on acting in television viable. And at the same time, He was selected in 12 national promotion campaigns. Then Thomas began the course of interior designer at Parsons School of Design in New York City. After some time he became fixity at the famous nightclub Studio 54 and during his time he realized that he was jovial. Sooner than his most recent year at pastors, He passed his six months in the Paris, where he labored as a confine in the press office of Chloe. Although his job first and foremost occupied sending costumes out on snap shot, it generated his adore of fashion. He passed his last year at Pastors learning fashion, but however he graduated with the scale in design.

Thomas Ford Career Graph (1986–1994)

After graduation in architecture, when Thomas Ford was going to give an interview for job, he spoke, Thomas joined Pastors but he masked that he got the degree in architecture and his job at Chloe was the low level community relations position. He had been short of experience; Thomas invited the American designer Cathy Hardwick each day in expecting of protected job at mid-rise sportswear company. Ultimately, Hardwick agreed to meet him. Later she evoked the event: "I had every intention of giving him no hope. I asked him who his favorite European designers were. Thomas said, Armani and Chanel." After one month she inquired him why He spoke that, then he said, 'Because you were wearing something Armani'." And then Thomas got the work. He worked with her as an architect subordinate for 2 years.

Thomas Ford shifted to Perry Ellis in 1988, where Thomas knew equally the company’s president Robert McDonald and its designer Marc Jacobs, socially. Thomas worked with the corporation for 2 years. But gradually he grew weary of running in the American Fashion. Later in an interview with New York Times, Thomas remarked, “If I was ever going to become a good designer, I had to leave America. My own culture was inhibiting me. Too much style in America is tacky. It's looked down upon to be too stylish. Europeans, however, appreciates style.”

Thomas Ford would have the occasion to pierce the world of the European fashion; Gucci, the irresolute luxury commodities company, was looking for to fortify its women’s handy to wear company as the fraction of its variety overhaul. The company’s creative director Dawn Mello remarked, "no one would dream of wearing Gucci". 

Thomas Ford’s position at Gucci swiftly prolonged: He was crafting menswear within 6 months, and after that crafting shoes. When Richard Lambertson departed as an architect director in 1992 and Thomas captured his place, heading the varieties handy to wear, image, store design, advertising and fragrances. In 1993, Thomas labored 18 hours in one day when he has the accusation of designing 11 product lines. For the period of these years, the company’s 50% owner and Chairman Maurizio Gucci and Thomas had tensions.

Mello remarked "Maurizio always wanted everything to be round and brown, and Tom wanted to make it square and black.” 

Thomas Ford (2004-present)

After leaving Gucci, Thomas Ford released the fashion abode- Tom Ford. He started with garnishes; his line up of eyewear was initial to become flourishing. Tom Ford line wraps Beauty, Eyewear, Menswear and both women and Men’s Accessories. Thomas also originated a perfume line up called Tom Ford Beauty in 2006. He fascinated media consideration for emerging fully dressed on the swathe of Vanity Fair along with Scarlet Johansson and Keira Knightly, both nude.

Thomas Ford’s primary ‘Tom Ford’ flagships amass opened on 12th April, 2007 on New York City's Madison Avenue.

Thomas Ford Personal Life

Thomas Ford and his colleague, journalist Richard Buckley, have been jointly for above 20 years. Richard was the previous Editor in Chief of Vogue Hommes International. 

Renowned for his significance in up to date architecture, He has specially made abodes from the Los Angeles rigid of Marmol-Radziner and links, and the Japanese designer Tadao Ando and the Spanish designer Campo Baeza.

Thomas Ford Awards

Thomas Ford has been identified by significant architect and civilizing councils universal include TIME and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

  • 1995: International Award - Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • 2000: Best International Designer - VH1/Vogue Awards
  • 2001: Womenswear Designer of the Year - Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • 2002: Accessory Designer of the Year Award for Yves Saint-Laurent - Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • 2006: Accessory Brand Launch - Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards
  • 2008: Menswear Designer of the Year - Council of Fashion Designers of America

Personal Quote

“As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.”