Tom Ford was born in Austin, Texas, however spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1990, Tom Ford moved to Milan to hitch Gucci as the corporate’s Womenswear Designer. In 1992, he grew to become Design Director and in 1994 he was appointed Inventive Director of Gucci. He was answerable for the design of all product strains, from clothes to perfumes, and for the Group’s company picture, promoting campaigns and retailer design. In January 2000, following the acquisition of Yves Saint Laurent and YSL Beaute by the Gucci Group, Tom Ford assumed the place of Inventive Director of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and YSL Beaute along with his then current duties at Gucci. Throughout Ford’s 10 years as Inventive Director at Gucci and Gucci Group, gross sales elevated from 230 million dollars in 1994 to virtually three billion dollars in 2003, making Gucci one of many largest and most worthwhile luxurious manufacturers on the earth. In April 2005, Ford introduced the creation of the TOM FORD model. In April 2007, his first immediately owned flagship retailer opened in New York at 845 Madison Avenue and coincided with the a lot anticipated debut of the TOM FORD menswear and accent assortment. In September 2010, Ford introduced his first namesake ladies’s assortment throughout an intimate presentation in his Madison Avenue retailer. Presently, there are 30 freestanding shops and shop-in-shops in areas resembling Milan, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Dubai, Zurich, New Delhi and Russia.
In March 2005, Ford introduced the opening of his movie manufacturing firm, FADE TO BLACK, by which he directed, produced and co-wrote his first characteristic movie entitled ‘A Single Man’. Tailored from the Christopher Isherwood novel of the identical title, the Oscar nominated movie stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult.