Tom Ford (Hardcover)

Tom Ford By Tom Ford, Anna Wintour (Foreword by), Graydon Carter (Introduction by), Bridget Foley Cover Image
By Tom Ford, Anna Wintour (Foreword by), Graydon Carter (Introduction by), Bridget Foley
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A celebration of Tom Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004, created with the designer’s full cooperation.

This colossal, slip-cased deluxe volume showcases 10 years of the most brilliant, most glamorous, most luxurious, and most provocative designs from one of fashion's great icons.

In one decade, Tom Ford transformed a label known for providing clothing for traditional socialites into the sexiest, most decadent line imaginable. Sales exploded at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, creating the powerful luxury goods conglomerate that the Gucci Group is today.

Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and every one of the thick, glossy pages in this collection reflect Ford’s exceptional taste.

This is a chronicle not only of Ford's clothing and accessories designs for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, but it’s also an exploration of Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising.

Fashion’s greatest photographers appear here as well, featuring more than 375 color and B&W photographs—including many previously unpublished images—by icons like Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and many other photographers.

Originally published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this is Ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.

With an introduction by former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and a foreword by Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief at Vogue.

About the Author

Bridget Foley has always loved storytelling. She's the author of several screenplays and is often featured on annual industry best-of lists. "Hugo & Rose" is her first novel.

Tom Ford has been showered with design awards in recent years, including 3 awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, 5 VH1/ Vogue Fashion Awards, British GQ International Man of the Year, and Designer of the Year by GQ America.

Anna Wintour is the editor of American Vogue.

Graydon Carter has been the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair since 1992. Previously, he was the editor of The New York Observer and the cofounder of Spy. He is the producer of the acclaimed film The Kid Stays in the Picture and the executive producer of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary 9/11. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

"This huge, slipcased Festschrift checks in at 11"×14", and covers each of the Gucci years individually, compiling product shots, ads, runway candids, snippets of Ford wisdom ("I think you have to have personality at a brand—otherwise, it's just clothes"), Gucci-sporting celebrities and commercial stills. Vogue 's Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair 's Graydon Carter contribute a foreword and introduction respectively. The much-covered growth at Gucci and YSL are the real story behind the book, to the point where the press chat credits Ford with "carving out a new industry archetype: the businessman designer." But the 375 color and b&w photos, all culled from existing fashion archives, is more of a look back at how Ford's creations were presented (including year-by-year portraits of the photogenic Ford himself), rather than what led to their creation, how they were actually made or how they fit into the culture at large. As a 10-year time capsule of brand fashioning, the book succeeds perfectly."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847826698
ISBN-10: 0847826694
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: November 4th, 2008
Pages: 416
Language: English