Tom Ford was born in 1961 inTexasand spent much of his early career working as an actor in TV commercials and, in total, appeared in 12 national campaigns inAmerica. While studying architecture at The New School inNew York, Ford spent 18 months as an intern for the Chloe fashion label inParis, where he discovered his flair and love for fashion.
After graduating from The New School in 1986, he secured a Job at Cathy Hardwick’s sportswear company by calling her everyday for a month. He then moved to Marc Jacobs in 1988, before achieving international success with his work at the Gucci brand, where he began working in 1990. He has been credited with turning the company into a more mainstream brand, which resulted in an amazingly sharp upturn in profits. He has also worked as creative director of the Yves Saint Laurent brand.
Following a number of disputes with Gucci shareholders, Ford left the company in 2004. In 2005 the Tom Ford brand was created by Ford and Domenico De Sole, a former Gucci executive director. The brand now has 21 stores across the globe, in locations such asMilan,Tokyo,Dubai,Las Vegasand others.
Ford has won numerous awards and accolades for his work in fashion, including many for ‘Fashion Designer of the Year’, from a number of different award committees. In 2009 Ford directed his first film, A Single Man, and it received critical acclaim after being shown at the Venice Film Festival.
In late 2005 Tom Ford struck up a partnership with the Marcolin Group, an international eyewear firm, to produce a range of prescription glasses and sunglasses. Tom Ford sunglasses were one of the first items available from the Tom Ford label and are still one of the cornerstones of the brand. The range of sunglasses is all about being at the cutting edge of fashion, with a number of bold designs, which include distinctive tubular frames and hinge motifs.
The Tom Ford brand has dressed a number of celebrities who are renowned for their discerning taste in fashion. This list includes Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Colin Firth. Ford also dressed James Bond, as portrayed by Daniel Craig, in The Quantum of Solace. Many of these celebrities are well known for their love of sunglasses and a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses can add the finishing touch to an outfit at the high-end of fashion.
If you want to make a bold statement about your own discerning taste in fashion, then a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses can help you do that. Each pair is about being noticed, because the designs help you stand out from the crowd. For example, the Tom Ford Daphne sunglasses, available in brown gradient and shiny black, are all about being noticed. They push the cat-eye trend to its very limit with oversized frames and a very deep V shape centre. They make a great addition to any fashion follower’s wardrobe and are available from Red Hot Sunglasses.