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Why He's Hot and Why You're Wearing Him

Tom Ford courtesy of Marie Claire

The man who pushed Gucci’s value into the billions, who would later go on to create his own eponymous label and whose moniker is dropped in a rap song along with something called Molly, designer Tom Ford wasn’t educated in fashion design in the practical sense. The man who majored in architectural studies at Parsons School of Design and pursued work in television while living in Los Angeles, his name seems to resonate with many followers of the latest trends who passionately love instagramming and tweeting their padlock and eyelet pumps and boots. This is why he’s hot.

Ford seems to exhibit a sort of charisma that would make even James Bond question himself; he’s handsome, sexy, probably more so than many other designers we can mention, was friends with Andy Warhol, and worked for some of the top design houses in the business. This is why he’s hot. The fashion industry loves the guy, who eloquently will tell you he is his own muse. If asked about what makes him successful, Ford might tell you of his stylish grandmother, who raised him on her ranch in New Mexico or he might mention his internship at Chloe or how he convinced designer Cathy Hardwick at Gucci to hire him. In addition to spearheading his clothing brand, he teamed up with Estee Lauder and the Marcolin Group to introduce a line of beauty products and has formed his own production company called Fade to Black where he cast actor Colin Firth in a lead role. There are several things about the uber classy Ford that makes him a hot commodity in the fashion industry right now and its why many fashionistas and fashionados are wearing and talking about Tom Ford today. Are you one of them? Visit Tom Ford at

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