The Tom Ford brand
Stylist Thomas Carlyle Ford was born on August 27, 1961, in Austin, Texas, to real estate agent parents. During his adolescence, Tom Ford moved to New York and joined New York University to take courses in art history. Then he decided to start studying architecture and graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1986.
It was then that he decided to take an interest in fashion. Highly motivated, he was recruited by the high-end sportswear brand Cathy Hardwick .
His career in fashion accelerated when he joined Gucci in Milan in 1990. To make his debut, he was responsible for designing women’s ready-to-wear collections. Still at Gucci , he alternately became creative director in 1992 then artistic director in 1994.