Tom ford lost his lifelong partner.
The designer’s husband, fashion journalist Richard Buckley, died Sunday, September 19 “of natural causes after prolonged illness,” the Ford representative confirmed in a statement. He was 72 years old.
“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the passing of her beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” the statement read. Richard passed away peacefully in their Los Angeles home with Tom and their son Jack For his part. “
Their love affair began after they met at a fashion show of a mutual friend in 1986. In fact, within the span of an elevator ride, the style icon realized that ‘he had found his half. “By the time that elevator landed on the ground floor,” he reminded People, “I thought, ‘You’re the only one.’ That’s all. Click. Sold. “
“It was literally love at first sight,” Ford said. As the creator said, there was something in Buckley’s eyes “that just said” literally the rest of your life. ” In less than a month, the couple were living together, and in September 2012, their family grew with the birth of their son. Alexander John Buckley Ford. Two years later, the Nocturnal animals director revealed that they got married.