Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note. This book is a complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford's clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising.Tom Fordfeatures more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford's full cooperation and every page reflects his exceptional taste. It is Ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.
About The Author
Bridget Foleyhas always loved storytelling. She's the author of several screenplays and is often featured on annual industry best-of lists. "Hugo & Rose" is her first novel.
Tom Fordhas been showered with design awards in recent years, including 3 awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, 5 VH1/VogueFashion Awards,British GQInternational Man of the Year, and Designer of the Year byGQ America.
Anna Wintouris the editor ofAmerican Vogue.
Graydon Carterhas been the editor-in-chief ofVanity Fairsince 1992. Previously, he was the editor ofThe New York Observerand the cofounder ofSpy. He is the producer of the acclaimed filmThe Kid Stays in the Picture and the executive producer of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary9/11.He lives in New York.