Trend editor Richard Buckley, the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died on the age of 72, in response to an announcement issued by representatives of Ford’s eponymous vogue model.
“It’s with nice disappointment that Tom Ford publicizes the dying of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford’s representatives stated within the assertion despatched to CNN Model.
“Richard handed away peacefully at their house in Los Angeles final evening with Tom and their son Jack by his facet. He died of pure causes after a chronic sickness.”
Buckley was a titan of the style media world and served as editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes Worldwide for six years earlier than stepping down in 2005. With a profession spanning over 25 years, he held quite a few coveted positions within the business, together with vogue editor at Girls’s Put on Each day, social editor at Self-importance Truthful and European editor of the now defunct Mirabella journal. He additionally contributed to titles corresponding to Italian Vogue and New York Journal.
Trend editor Richard Buckley at a London occasion in 2013. Credit score: Richard Younger/Shutterstock
Their relationship started as a whirlwind, in response to Ford, who advised Cagle: “By the point that elevator landed on the bottom ground I assumed, ‘You are the one.’ That is it. Click on. Offered.”
Buckley and Ford went on to turn into a vogue energy couple within the Nineties, after Ford was employed at Gucci as a womenswear designer in 1990 and promoted to inventive director in 1994. The pair lived and labored in vogue capitals all over the world all through their relationship, together with stints in Milan and Paris. They’d their son in September 2012 and married in 2014.
Ford is at the moment chairman of the Council of Trend Designers of America (CFDA).