7 of Tom Ford's Most Memorable Life Moments

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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.

Scroll down to take look back at seven of the designer's most memorable moments in his life and career, and read Ford's interview with Foxman in Time's Feb. 22 issue and at time.com.

01 of 07


Paul Hurschmann

Revitalizes Gucci; Madonna, wearing it head to toe, slays at the MTV Video Awards.

02 of 07



Also revitalizes YSL; Julianne Moore wears his gown to the Academy Awards.

03 of 07


A SINGLE MAN, foreground: director Tom Ford, on set, 2009. ph: Eduard Grau/©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection
©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection

Writes and directs A Single Man, starring Moore and Colin Firth.

04 of 07


Jon Furniss

Becomes a parent to a baby boy with husband Richard Buckley.

05 of 07


Stephen Lovekin

"I don't pop molly/ I rock Tom Ford," raps Jay Z on an album track named for the designer.

06 of 07


Lady Gaga

Forgoes a traditional runway show and releases a music video starring Lady Gaga and his spring 2016 collection.

07 of 07


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Lips & Boys collection's Drake lipstick, named for the rapper, sells out in minutes at $35 a tube.

Ariel Foxman is the editorial director of InStyle. Read his interview with Tom Ford, from Time's Feb. 22 issue, at time.com.

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