At 54 Tom Ford continues to play muse to his own master: an impeccable stud serving up a swirl of bons mots, earthy scents, and debonair fashion. The designer, who recently spoke to InStyle’s Editorial Director Ariel Foxman for Time, has been busy wrapping up edits on his second film, Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams.
Though he’s got no time to dillydally, Ford’s success has afforded him the freedom to do what he wants when he wants. And that means bucking convention when something just doesn’t sit right.
Revitalizes Gucci; Madonna, wearing it head to toe, slays at the MTV Video Awards.
Also revitalizes YSL; Julianne Moore wears his gown to the Academy Awards.
Writes and directs A Single Man, starring Moore and Colin Firth.
Becomes a parent to a baby boy with husband Richard Buckley.
“I don’t pop molly/ I rock Tom Ford,” raps Jay Z on an album track named for the designer.
Forgoes a traditional runway show and releases a music video starring Lady Gaga and his spring 2016 collection.