Discreet, in an absolute normality, Tom Ford revealed yesterday in an interview at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London his new marital status. ” We got married , which is great,” he said while showing off his wedding ring during the talk organized by Lady Kinvara Balfour and Vanity Fair . “I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States“ he explains about his relationship with journalist Richard Buckley, whom he met in 1986 when he was still editor of Women’s Wear Daily. “I lost so many friends in college – I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice” – added the designer.
The couple welcomed their first son, Alexander “Jack” Buckley John Ford, in 2012 and they live in London just a few blocks from the offices of Tom Ford in Street Howick Place.
About Richard Buckley he told WWD: “I went to a fashion show and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes. “It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future.”
On the current controversy about the practices in fashion companies, said : ” I think the problem today is that young people leave school and believe they should immediately become stars in this world you can make a porno video and be world-famous . . yeah. But I think anyone has to start as an intern, you have to clean floors, pick up pins, errands that’s how you learn . “