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Tom Ford

Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man. Tom Ford was born August 27, 1961 in Austin, Texas, to realtors Tom Ford and Shirley Burton. He spent his early life in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, and in San Marcos, outside Austin; his family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he was 11. In Santa Fe, he entered St. Michael's High School and later moved to Santa Fe Preparatory School, from which he graduated in 1979. Ford left Santa Fe at age 16, when he enrolled at Bard College at Simon's Rock, but quickly dropped out. He then moved to New York City to study art history at New York University. Ford dropped out of NYU after only a year, preferring to concentrate on acting in television commercials; at one time, he was in 12 national advertising campaigns simultaneously. Ford then began studying interior architecture at The New School's famous art and design college, Parsons The New School for Design. During his time in New York, Ford became a fixture at the

Tom Ford's Doing Major Renovations to $40 Million Compound

Tom Ford
When A $40 Mil Pad's Not Good Enough ...

Tom Ford's got high standards ... so high, his $40 million crib isn't quite up to snuff, but that's about to change. The famed designer bought this incredible estate in L.A.'s tony Holmby Hills… READ MORE >

Jay Z & Beyonce -- Aced Out By Tom Ford in Mansion Bidding War

Jay Z & Beyonce
Aced Out by Tom Ford In Mansion Bidding War

Jay Z and Beyonce got outbid again in their search for an L.A. home ... this time designer/director Tom Ford beat them out. Our real estate sources tell us ... Tom offered $50 million on… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
Kenneth Cole vs. Tom Ford: Who'd You Rather?

Kenneth Cole vs. Tom Ford
Who'd You Rather?

Fashion designers Kenneth Cole, 56, and Tom Ford, 48, got formal at the same amfAR event in Cannes on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 3195 days ago
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