- Author Tom Ford & Bridget Foley
One of fashion’s great icons, Tom Ford transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs built the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought an ultra-sleek hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note. This book takes a look at the catalogue of Ford’s design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It explores Ford’s grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design and advertising. Featuring 200+ photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers, plus a look at many previously-unpublished images. Every page reflects Ford’s exceptional taste and serves as a testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing. Hardcover; 2008, Rizzoli.