Tom Ford is a rare combination of a gifted designer and an astute businessman. He believes that “good design should have the power to communicate long after the original moment has passed.” Ford’s timeless designs beautify the body as they celebrate sensuality. They have attracted worldwide attention through his role as Creative Director of The Gucci Group and designer for both Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Gucci. Ford is a serious art and design collector who now divides his time between the United States, London, Paris and Milan. His breadth of interests and global view are evident in his approach to running a luxury fashion house, where he ensures that everything – from the clothing, to the store environment, to the ad campaign and the fragrance lines – creates an experience of beauty and enhancement of life.