Tom Ford


Where are they from?

-Originally from Austin, Texas.

-Spent a lot of time at his grandparents in Brownwood, Texas.

-Moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico to attend a preparatory school.

-Went to college at NYU to study art history.


New York City

How did he come to be a designer?

-Went to New York to study architecture

-Realized it was too serious for him

-Fashion was the balance between art and commerce

What made him famous?

-Started as an assistant for Cathy Hardwick

-Got offered a job designing jeans for Gucci in Milan

-Left when Gucci was bought in 2004
-Started his own line of makeup, menswear, and eyewear.

What is his main style?

Debuted in 2005

Fun facts

-Also an actor and director, directed A Single Man

-Won 5 Council of Fashion Designers of America awards

-Won four VH1/Vogue fashion awards

-2001 GQ Designer of the year