Designer Tom Ford's husband of 35 years dies at 72 9 months ago

Designer Tom Ford's husband of 35 years dies at 72

May he rest in peace.

Fashion designer Tom Ford's husband Richard Buckley has sadly passed away at the age of 72.


After suffering from a long illness, it is said that Richard died of natural causes.

Tom Ford's representatives announced the sad news in a statement, confirming the fashion editor's death.

It read: "It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.


"Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side."

Tom and Richard first met in 1986 when they two attended a fashion show together and have been married since 2014.

Sound like fate, Tom spoke about their first meeting in 2016, recalling the special moment they first laid eyes on each other.

Speaking to People, Tom said: "Our eyes locked and within a month we were living together. We have been together ever since.


"It was literally one of those things. It was literally love at first sight. The first time I can remember seeing his eyes it freaked me out. I really could almost not look at him.

"There was something in his eyes that said, “Literally, the rest of your life.” It was wonderful, but very scary."

Richard was a fashion journalist, making a name for himself in various fashion magazines.


He first began his career in New York Magazine in 1979 before heading to other news outlets including Women’s Wear Daily and Vanity Fair.

Richard was also the European editor of Mirabella magazine, contributing editor at Italian Vogue, and later the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International.