Thomas Carlyle Ford, known simply as Tom Ford (Austin, August 27, 1961), is an American fashion designer, director and screenwriter. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2005, previously as creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In recent years, Ford has combined his career as a stylist with a successful career as a director and both of his films have been nominated for Academy Awards. He currently holds the position of Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. His men's fashion is like him, classic and ultra-luxurious, which doesn't need to overdo it to flaunt confidence. Tom manages to create a masculine image, sewn on himself, in which everyone would like to recognize themselves.