Texas’ most trendy export is again with a brand new standing tome from Rizzoli documenting a life very nicely lived.
Intercourse, fashion, gloss. Tom Ford is aware of the right way to tease us.
He’s the native Texan (by means of Austin) who went on to rule the runway, first because the inventive director for Gucci, then because the smoldering sire of his personal namesake trend empire. Alongside the way in which, he wooed Hollywood, too. His meticulous 2009 movie, A Single Man, earned Colin Firth an Oscar nomination and Ford raves. Only a fluke? Hardly. It was adopted by 2016′s arty thriller Nocturnal Animals (“which toggles between West Texas nightmare and Los Angeles ennui” described our former critic, Chris Vognar) and steamed the display screen with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
However Ford in print — that’s been an entire different obsession. And it’s about to get much more heated.
It began with Ford’s self-titled debut tome in 2004, initially issued in two editions — one with a black fabric cowl, the opposite in white leather-based. Dallas swells turned out for a ebook launch get together at Neiman Marcus downtown, full with bare-chested waiters, the place Ford signed copies. [His missive for KDFW-TV (Channel 4) news anchor Clarice Tinsley: “For Clarice (I’m drunk, Clarice) Tom Ford.”]
The ebook turned such a ubiquitous standing image amongst a sure Dallas crowd that The Information’ former fashion journal, FD, as soon as revealed an inside design unfold with images exhibiting copies in 10 completely different homeowners’ residing rooms.
Now, 17 years later, Ford, someway age 60, is again with a second quantity, “Tom Ford 002” (Rizzoli, $135), which launched final week. No shock, it’s a stunner: Slip-cased, 444 pages, foreword by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, intro by former Vainness Truthful taste-maker Graydon Carter, dialog with trend thinker Bridget Foley. And all of it mere high-minded basis for the true draw, an orgy of Ford pictures — for him, of him, even by him — chronicling his life post-Gucci, the launch of his model and his adventures in Hollywood with some very handsome associates.
Clear off area in your espresso desk.
“Tom Ford 002”