If you don't know who Tom Ford is, then you don't know much about fashion! Nor do you know much about current rap music. Rapper producer Jay Z's song simply titled "Tom Ford" gives a cool "hats off" to him in a very rare gesture. The release of this single in July 2013 to Samsung smartphone users [Source: fashion.telegraph.co.uk] coincided perfectly with Tom Ford receiving the GQ Designer of the Year Award in September 2013 for British GQ.
He had previously won GQ Designer of the Year Award in 2001 for American GQ. He has also won GQ Man of the Year Award in 2009 for German GQ. In addition, in 2000 he received the honor of being granted the award for International Man of the Year by British GQ.
Not only is he a great designer but he is quite attractive with lots of swagger. Yes, he is the epitome of GQ cool. His list of CFDA accolades is even longer than his list of GQ honors. As the ultimate recognition, the 2014 CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award was granted to Tom Ford just last month in New York City. Not sure if any honor as an American fashion designer is greater than this!
Winning the 2013 British GQ Designer of the Year Award may not be his greatest achievement to date, but it sure is the award that landed him on the cover of British GQ's OCT 2013 issue. Clearly this is his best magazine cover! I am not sure which he celebrated the most ... winning the award or landing the cover. Just fabulous! Hats of to him indeed.
Tom Ford with his newly married husband Richard Buckley, magazine editor