December 2, 2009 |
Colin Firth first came to international attention as Mr. Darcy, the thinking woman's sex object in "Pride & Prejudice," and then as Bridget Jones' slightly dazed consort, conspicuously named Mark Darcy. But the role of his life may be as George Falconer, the main character in Tom Ford's adaptation of the 1964 novel "A Single Man" by Christopher Isherwood. FOR THE RECORD: Colin Firth: In an article last week about Colin Firth and the film "A Single Man," the name of painter Don Bachardy was misspelled as Bacardi.
March 27, 2004 |
Act 2, Scene 1: After 13 years at Gucci, four of those at Yves Saint Laurent as well, designer Tom Ford is settling back into his life in Los Angeles, contemplating trading the fashion industry for the film industry -- he's already signed with Bryan Lourd at Creative Artists Agency -- and thinking about a new set of wheels. "I could get a sports car," Ford, 42, says during a break from shooting Gucci's fall ad campaign with Mario Testino at a photo studio on La Brea.
June 24, 2008 |
MILAN, Italy -- It's official: When James Bond returns for the next installment of the 007 franchise in November, he'll be ditching the Brioni suits he's worn for the last five movies and taking up with Tom Ford. Ford confirmed the news Monday during men's fashion week as he was getting ready to open his new five-story, 11,478-square-foot menswear store in Milan's "Golden Triangle" luxury shopping district.
April 15, 2007 |
IF Tom Ford's much-anticipated sequel had been the movie he said it would be instead of a menswear collection, it might well have been titled "Ford Almighty." Three years after his high-profile departure as creative director of Gucci and YSL, the designer is using the irresistible force of his personality to launch one of the most hotly anticipated menswear lines in years at a new flagship store, Tom Ford, on Madison Avenue.
June 5, 1997 |
The important thing, ladies and gentlemen and students of style, is not who you are, but who you want to be. In your fantasies, are you sophisticated and international, sexy, wealthy and cocksure? Wear Gucci and you will be. So compelling is that message, transmitted from the company's widely photographed runways, visible in its 270 stores and distinctive advertising campaigns, that eager shoppers become convinced that exciting clothes possess transformative powers.
December 16, 2009
If you're a costume designer, could there possibly be anything more intimidating than working for the man who saved Gucci? Just to make things a little more frightening, let's also assume he's taking his first cut at directing a feature film. What do you do? If you're Arianne Phillips, whose credits include designing Madonna's concert costumes and such period films as the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line," you enjoy an utterly satisfying collaboration with fashion icon-turned-rookie director Tom Ford on his adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood novel "A Single Man."
April 13, 2005 |
Move over Gucci, Tom Ford is back. And this time he's branding himself. The former Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent designer, auteur of hedonistic 1990s style, announced his return to designing luxury goods on Tuesday with the formation of a new company. The first order of business will be an alliance with Estee Lauder to create an eponymous beauty brand, and a line of licensed eyewear with Marcolin Group.
December 10, 2009 |
Having just turned 20, Nicholas Hoult -- son of a piano teacher mother and a now-retired commercial pilot father in Wokingham, Berkshire (about 13 miles west of London) -- has already marked 13 years in the business. He has evolved from the round-faced boy of BBC television episodes and the Hugh Grant film "About a Boy" to the angular, runway-handsome epitome of searching, youthful beauty in Tom Ford's "A Single Man." "Some people grow up, they think they know who they are and there's kind of a beat where suddenly nothing makes sense around them, why they're here on Earth," he says of his character Kenny, a student who shows an unusual interest in one of his professors (played by Colin Firth)
March 2, 2008 |
Rodeo DRIVE'S got competition in the form of a 130,000-square-foot warehouse that looks and feels like a gigantic meat locker. In fact, part of it is a meat locker. Costco, the members-only mecca of everything in bulk, has begun to stock some true luxury gems -- not many of them, and not in great quantity. But for the intrepid shopper, there are some serious bargains to be had at the big box.
June 7, 1986
Tom Ford, athletic director at the University of Houston, announced his resignation, effective July 31, in the wake of an investigation into alleged football recruiting violations.