Tom Ford gets ‘more personal’ with second edition of best-selling book
When you think about Tom ford, glamor, sensuality and style come to mind. Whether it’s creating clothing for the global marketplace, taking the beauty world by storm, or writing and directing award-winning films, Ford’s legacy and influence is unmatched. Now more than a decade after his first bestselling book Tom ford was released, highlighting his stint as Creative Director of Gucci (a position now held by Alexandre michele), Ford is back with Tom ford 002 to showcase and celebrate his life’s work. “The images in this book are more personal [than his first] because they are purely my own brand, âhe explains. “You can really give the world your taste once, and I hope the world likes it.”
As most fashion designers will tell you, they tend to focus on the future, whether it’s an upcoming collection or a search for inspiration, a concept Ford is reflecting on 416 pages. âThe minute I turn my back on the track, I start to think, ‘What am I going to do now? What am I going to do next? ‘ Ford continues. âI hadn’t taken the time to look back and think, ‘What have I been doing for the past 15 years? I often think that I haven’t done enough or that I haven’t accomplished enough … Looking back, I was happy with what I had accomplished. It brings back very personal memories of where I was, what I was doing, what I liked back then – it was very cathartic, âsaid Ford.
After leaving Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent in 2004, Ford thought he would retire from fashion. But soon “I realized very quickly that I was missing a voice in contemporary culture, but I didn’t feel ready to go back,” he says. Instead of focusing solely on perfumes, cosmetics, and eyewear, Ford saw a niche in the men’s clothing market, an empire was born and the rest is history.
Tom ford 002 takes the reader on a glamorous journey of all things Tom Ford, with never-before-seen footage spanning from 2005 to the present day. Over time, famous photographers like Steven Klein, Inez and Vinoodh, Nick Knight and Mert & Marcus capture the essence of the brand. Bursting with celebrities, the book will have you singing along to Jay-Z’s unforgettable “Tom Ford”, named after the designer, which Ford says is still one of his most surreal moments.
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