Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford born in 1961 is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Ford began studying interior architecture at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
Before his last year at New School, Ford spent a year and a half in Paris, where he worked as an intern in Chloé's press office, inspiring his interest in fashion. He spent his final year at The New School studying fashion but graduated with a degree in architecture.
In 1990 he was hired by Gucci in Milan as the brand's chief women's ready-to-wear designer. Ford's role at Gucci rapidly expanded; he was designing menswear within six months, and shoes soon after that.
When Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) in 1999, Ford was named Creative Director of that label as well.
Ford parted ways with the Gucci group after 15 years, in 2004.
After leaving Gucci, Ford launched a line of menswear, beauty, eyewear, and accessories in 2006, named after himself, "Tom Ford".
Products : bags, shoes, belts, jewellery, sunglasses.