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Tom Ford: Best of the Best

Sunday, 01 March 2009

tom fordHe is handsome, so handsome. Doggy, with shoulders that are so eye-catching for every woman to lean to, and for some men as well.  Hands and fingers are of the naughty aesthete. With the slight smile on his lips, fine-featured and with impudent eyes. He is so sexual and he realizes that, moreover, he knows how to exploit it, and he knows that we know it. He carries and shares his sexuality and he has plenty of it, he is so generous and he is a real volcano, a spring of spicy flame...

 

Self-confident. Ambitious. Impudent. Cynical. Very smart. A perfect businessman. The highest paid employer in the fashion world stayed in the past, and the most charismatic fashion designer in the present; so, the best sold brand in future? Ford is the guy with the simple name, with charming smile and ambiguous selection.

And where a person named Tom and with the surname Ford could be born?  Surely, in America! And moreover, in the very heart of it, in the State of Texas. His family used to move from place to place and the future-to-be designer had to spend his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a teenager, Tom moved to New York, where he tried to define his perspectives and set priorities. However, he got so quickly bored with the history of art, and later on he quitted the course at the University of New York and landed a spot in the prestigious Parsons School of Design, the Faculty of Architecture. That school maintained feedback with Paris, its students often visited the capital of vogue for a variety of seminars. So, probable this was the case why Ford's upswing career was connected with Europe not with America!

In 1990 Tom drew the attention of the Fashion Monster, the Gucci House. Primarily he was invited to the position of the designer in one of trends of women wear. And in 1992 he received a promotion to the position of design director of the company and in two years, in the year 1994, he was promoted to the position of the creative director of Gucci. Then he got responsible for the whole House including                                                                                       advertising campaigns, fashionable trends, marketing, strategy implementation, and new products. He headed the brand's ready-to-wear, fragrances, image and store design. You cannot even count what he did exactly. And thanks to his American energy and enthusiasm Ford copes with every task and under his firm hand Gucci again became the name in fashion. And Ford becomes a popular fashion person.

In 2000 Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint Laurent. Ford's responsibility increased twice as much if not three times as well as the volume of work. However, Ford managed perfectly all obligations though he slept less, walked faster and contributed more. During that time he won the Best International Designer Award.  

And Ford managed to overtop even the house of Gucci. He got bored and first conflicts arose there in the team and in April 2004 Gucci and Ford parted. After his departure from Gucci Tom Ford became more popular than ever. And among the numerous offers he selected something rather new and jointly with the cosmetic giant Estee Lauder he launched two special lines ‘Tom Ford for Estée Lauder Collection'. One of the lines was named Amber Nude and included glitter for face, lips and eyes.  The glitters were available in sunny warm tinges.

Another passion of Ford is perfume. For Estee Lauder he made the classic fragrance Youth Dew much younger. And it was that time when he started planning his own perfume. And in a year Tom Ford released in New York one of his most favorite things, the perfume «Black Orchid». To create that perfume Tom altogether with the well-known botanist raised the first in the world black orchid, and exactly the fragrance of the flower was taken as the main note of the perfume composition.

And the third passion of Ford was his own brand - Tom Ford International. «I left the fashion world and did not mean to come back, though I realized so soon that I love this work. I love creating and making things», said Tom Ford. He was thought to cooperate with Versace or Valentino, but Ford decided for independent work.

Ford's first 'Tom Ford' flagship store opened in April, 2007 on New York City's Madison Avenue. It was enormous, luxury and magnificent.

Ford's perspectives are still astonishing: four private and fully governed large stores in Milan in 2008, in London in 2009, in Los Angeles and the Hawaii Islands in 2010.

But he feels like dealing with something more than only fashion industry. They say that Ford is engaged in three films and plans to deal with real estate in New York.

 

As for his personal life and scandals associated with his name (leaving aside perfume commercials) consider his photo session for Vanity Fair. Ford was the editor of the magazine and under his exact supervision they made one of the most erotic photos throughout the history of the magazine. Ford attracted media attention for appearing fully clothed alongside Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson, both nude. Did you happen to see that?  Go and have a look then...

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