Until Jay-Z names a song after you, you'll never be quite as suave as Tom Ford, but you can get closer to the mastery of the luxury fashion icon in his new book, Tom Ford 002.
His first book release, titled simply Tom Ford in 2004, focused on the designer's time as creative director for Gucci. Tom Ford 002 celebrates his post-Gucci years, taking readers through the designer’s independent career and the creation of the eponymous Tom Ford brand in 2005.
In typical Ford fashion, the book is covered with a sleek black and white design emphasizing the renowned designer's name. The 444-pages within feature lush imagery, celebrity stylings, details of Ford’s entrance into fragrance and beauty, his return to design, and his work in the film industry.
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“I’m also the kind of person who likes to file things away and move on, so it was nice to put that 15 years into a slip cover and at age 60 start the next chapter," Ford said in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar. "It was very much a chapter of my life."
With 40 years in the industry under his belt, the designer is proud of his work and ready to share it with the world. The cathartic nature of the book is a reflection of Ford’s past as he continues to move forward in the ever-changing world of fashion.
Tom Ford with Madonna
The Ford name has reached the ranks of A-list celebrities and followers from all over the world. For decades, the designer has continuously brought a new level of style, glamour and sensuality—and this book puts all that pioneer spirit on display.
The book features a foreword by famed Vogue editor Anna Wintour and an introduction by Vanity Fair journalist Graydon Carter. An intimate interview with Bridget Foley accounts a range of introspective topics including how Ford came to grips with his identity after leaving Gucci, his addiction and sobriety and how fatherhood has influenced his career.
Jennifer Lopez wearing Tom Ford
Of course, the imagery tries its best to steal the show, showcasing notable celebrity Ford lovers including Drake, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya among others adorned in Ford fashion. Advertising campaigns and professional shots are also included as well as a special look at unpublished images.
Tom Ford 002 is published by Rizolli and now available for purchase. Retailing for $135, you can see more and nab a copy at tomford.com.
Photography by: Alexe Hay; Getty / Patrick McMullen; Getty / Pierre Suu