By: Constance White, OZY.com
Tom Ford is more than a designer. Tom Ford is a freaking creative enigma with a penchant for shaking up the status quo in unexpected ways. Today, he receives the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award — at age 52.
And why? He packs a punch. Last week, he pretty much declared a whole category of media obsolete with his quote about Rihanna (who is the CFDA’s 2014 Fashion Icon). “Customers don’t care anymore about reviews or hard-copy publications,” Ford reportedly told Style.com’s Tim Blanks. “They care about what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed.”
Then there was the casual revelation, a little over a month ago, that he and longtime partner Richard Buckley (a hard-copy journalist, irony or honesty abound) had quietly wed.
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Designer Tom Ford (L) and Richard Buckley attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party viewing dinner hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
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