Well-known in art field as a fashion designer, actor and film director, Tom Ford is the main designer of famous fashion firm Gucci, besides his own fashion label named Tom Ford with being nominated Oscar Award for film A Single Man (2009).In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed men. Tom Ford also received a CFDA Fashion Award for Menswear designer of the year. Moreover, Ford became attached to direct Nocturnal Animals, an adaption of the Austin Wright book Tony and Susan, with
George Clooneyand Grant Heslovserving as producers.
Born to realtors Shirley Burton (née Shirley Ann Thrasher) and Thomas David Ford, in Austin, Texas, Tom Ford used to study art history at New York University. But ,after a year, he dropped out of NYU, preferring to concentrate on acting in television commercials; at one time, he was in 12 national advertising campaigns simultaneously.He then began studying interior architecture at The New School's famous art and design college, Parsons The New School for Design. Though he spent his final year at The New School studying fashion, he graduated with a degree in architecture.
After his marriage with Richard Buckley, a journalist and former editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International, in 2014, the couple has a son,Alexander John Buckley Ford.
- The meaning of the name Ford: River Crossing