After a highly successful career working with renowned brands and designer labels, Tom Ford launched his own line of eyewear in 2005. He began his career in the fashion industry at Gucci, where he was promoted and named creative director of the company. Tom was responsible for all aspects of the brand, from perfume to runway shows and beyond. After the company acquired Yves St. Laurent in 2000, he became responsible for Rive Gauche and YSL Beaute as well. Tom's name and brand have become synonymous with luxury and elegance as one of the premier brands for both men and women.
When he launched the Tom Ford brand, former Gucci Group president, Domenic de Sole, joined him in the venture. Together, they created partnerships with the Marcolin Group and Estee Lauder to create a line of designer sunglasses and beauty products. After opening his first flagship store in New York in 2007, his success skyrocketed, and the brand received a surge of recognition as a one of the most sought-after designer labels. Since then, he has won numerous awards for excellence in design, has topped the lists of the world’s best-dressed men, and has been recognized for his immense contributions to the fashion and beauty industries.