Thomas Carlyle Ford, better known today as Tom Ford, is an American fashion designer and film director. Initially trained as an architect at Parsons School of Design, Ford spent a year working abroad at an internship for fashion house Chlo̩ and developed a feel for the fashion industry.
Ford concealed his architecture background and displayed considerable personal charm in his pursuit of a job in the fashion industry. His first position was with American designer Cathy Hardwick. He accepted a position with Perry Ellis, but knew better prospects were available in Europe. Prestigious Italian fashion house Gucci was struggling at the time, and Ford accepted a position in Gucci’s women’s Ready-to-Wear division in 1990. Ford achieved considerable success at Gucci, eventually heading up multiple divisions before being named Creative Director in 1992. Ford’s efforts were pivotal in Gucci’s turn-around. The company was nearly bankrupt when Ford joined the organization, but when he left in 2004, the company’s value had more than doubled. During Ford’s tenure with Gucci, the company acquired Yves Saint Laurent, and Ford created provocative, controversial and highly successful ad campaigns for YSL fragrances Opium and M7. These ads were an early indicator of Ford’s future direction.
Tom Ford returned to the U.S. and announced the creation of his own brand in 2005. The company offers fashions, accessories and eyewear, and is known for its sexually-charged advertising. Ford also formed a partnership with Estee Lauder that same year, for the development of fragrances and cosmetics. The first fragrance produced under this alliance, Black Orchid (2006) was an immediate success. A series of successful fragrances for men and women have since been launched, along with a prestige line, Tom Ford Private Blend, whose first fragrance was Purple Patchouli in 2007
Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensuous, dark and dramatic fragrance which captures the attention and holds it as the
With crisp citrus notes and pulpy fruit accords blended with black violets, woody accords and oakmoss, Tom Ford’s Black Violet
Enticing, exotic and seductive. Caf̩ Rose descends into a hidden labyrinth, where rose’s fine breeding gives way to darker pleasures.
Tom Ford Champaca AbsoluteA Floral Oriental composition that is pure and provocative. With its sensuous heart of Champaca, the Magnolia-like
Tom Ford Costa AzzurraCosta Azzurra captures the evocative mix of island woods on the desirable destination of Sardina, with its
Tom Ford Fleur de Chinen Fleur de Chine, part of the Atelier d’Orient collection, Tom Ford wanted to capture the
Crisp. Innovative. Sophisticated. Created especially for the Tom Ford store in Milan, this woody chypre epitomized Italian quality, craftsmanship and
TOM FORD JASMIN ROUGE IS A VOLUPTUOUS, SATURATED, SPICED FLORAL. AN UNEXPECTED BLEND OF PRECIOUS SAMBAC JASMINE SEPALS ABSOLUTE, AN
Tom Ford Jonquille De NuitHeady. Hypnotic. Sensual. Jonquille de Nuit taunts the delicate narcissus flower to shed its sweetness and
Tom Ford Lavender PalmLavender Palm is a creative take on the free-spirited ethos and chic elegance that defines California. It
Tom Ford London Rich, elegant, urbane. Tom Ford London eau de parfum is a tribute to the noble elegance and
Tom Ford Lys FumeLush. Intoxicating. Luxurious. Lys fume captures the decadence of tropical intoxication, as liquor soaked dreams float in
Tom Ford Mandarino Di AmalfiPrivate Blend Mandarino Di Amalfi captures the calm idyll of the whitewashed villas dotting the cliffsides
Inspired by the luxury Italian riviera resort town of Portofino, recognised for its opulent old-world glamour, dramatic landscape and tradition.
Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino Forte eau de parfum is a bold, exhilarating intensification of the neroli portofino experience. The classic
A fresh and spicy interpretation of the original TOM FORD Noir Eau de Parfum. This new Eau de Toilette enhances