Tom Ford gearing up to launch ‘science-based’ skincare line

Tom Ford is close to unveiling his “science-based” luxury skincare range.The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006 and has more recently delved int…

Tom Ford is close to unveiling his “science-based” luxury skincare range.

The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006 and has more recently delved into filmmaking with critically acclaimed movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals.

While Tom Ford Beauty currently contains a range of cosmetics and fragrance, Ford has been developing a line of skincare formulas for several years and will begin rolling out the line next month.

“I wanted to start a serious skincare arm and have it be science-based,” he told WWD. “This is a real skincare product and regimen. I’m not a designer who has thrown his name on a beautifully packaged cream.”

To create the products, Ford insisted Estee Lauder bosses allow him to set up his own laboratory.

And he drew inspiration from his own experiences and advice he’s received from dermatologists in the past, especially in relation to the power of caffeine.

“Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags. Every time I did it, I noticed that it also moisturised my skin,” the designer shared. “Caffeine became one of the most important things we researched.”

After experimenting with 75 different concoctions, Ford’s first products, the Serum Concentrate and Creme Concentrate, which are infused with caffeine from Japanese green tea, gyokuro, and rare ground white porcelain cacao beans, will be hitting shelves from August, and will be priced at $350 and $450 (£280 – £360). Three more products will debut in spring 2020.

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Tom Ford won’t ever design wedding dresses

Tom Ford will never be convinced to start creating wedding dresses.The designer served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into filmma…

Tom Ford will never be convinced to start creating wedding dresses.

The designer served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into filmmaking with movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. 

While Ford is highly successful in the design world, he has no desire to enter the wedding market.

“(I refuse to design wedding dresses) because every girl has an idea of their wedding and what they want to wear is in their head and so essentially they don’t need a designer,” he said in an interview for The New York Times. “They just need a dressmaker. And it’s very hard to design a wedding dress because it’s more like, ‘Well, no, I always wanted to look like Grace Kelly,’ so there’s not a lot of creativity to it. It’s not fun as a designer.”

Ford is the go-to designer for many Hollywood A-listers, with his clients including Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna. Yet, the fashion star is adamant that he generally finds red carpet ensembles to be rather boring.

“You get stylists calling you, saying, ‘She only wants to wear yellow, she wants strapless.’ People don’t wear fashion, really; they wear a kind of vintage. The one time I thought they all looked great was last year at the Golden Globes when they all wore black,” the 57-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the candid chat, Ford confessed that he doesn’t wear underwear, thinks kilts are the only acceptable way for a man to wear a skirt, and that he hates “Champagne breath”.

“It’s like vomit. It is! White wine and Champagne give you terrible breath. It’s like bulimic breath,” he insisted.

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Tom Ford defends Terry Richardson over sexual assault allegations

Tom Ford has defended photographer Terry Richardson over sexual assault accusations.The designer, who served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, has had a long pro…

Tom Ford has defended photographer Terry Richardson over sexual assault accusations.

The designer, who served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, has had a long professional partnership with the controversial snapper.

Richardson has been accused by multiple models of sexually assaulting or exploiting them during photoshoots, allegations he has denied, and in a new interview with The New York Times, Ford commented that he had never witnessed any negative behaviour.

“Ugh! I love Terry,” he stated. “And I have to say that I never in my entire life saw any of that with Terry. One of my assistants went out with Terry for two years and he was the kindest, gentlest person in the relationship.”

Richardson was banned by several fashion houses and publisher Conde Nast in light of the #MeToo movement in 2017 and is currently under investigation by New York police officers in relation to multiple sexual assault allegations.

In the wide-ranging chat with the publication, Ford also discussed his Oscar-nominated movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals, why he abides by a vegan diet, and his decision to give up drinking alcohol a decade ago.

“I was at an afternoon party at a friend’s house, and (actor) Martin Short said to me, ‘Do you think you might have a drinking problem?'” the 57-year-old recalled. “Because it was lunch and I was just kicking back the vodka tonics and I didn’t think anything of it. It was the first indication I had that, ‘Oh, maybe this isn’t normal.'”

Ford met with a therapist to discuss his drinking habits for a year and eventually decided to give up altogether.

Elsewhere, the fashion star also remembered the time he was nude on a beach in St. Barts when U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour walked by.

“It was a wake-up call,” he shared.

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Tom Ford looking to enter skincare market

Tom Ford is looking to make a splash in the lucrative skincare market.The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into …

Tom Ford is looking to make a splash in the lucrative skincare market.

The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into filmmaking with Oscar-nominated movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals.

While Tom Ford Beauty currently contains a range of cosmetics and fragrance, Ford has now confirmed that he is gearing up to launch a line of luxury skincare formulas.

Speaking to Business of Fashion, the star commented that his products will “actually do something for your skin”. He added that he wants to introduce slightly different products in various markets and is already using a “prototype” of a moisturiser.

Accordingly, Ford hopes that his new venture will replicate the popularity of his F**king Fabulous Eau de Parfum, which was unveiled following his spring 2018 runway show during New York Fashion Week in 2017. The scent, which features notes of almond bitter oil, tonka resinoid, orris accord, leather accord, and clary sage oil, is continuing to be a best-seller, and he is also about to drop another scent, entitled Lost Cherry.

“I’ve been through this before at Gucci. There’s a tipping point where all of a sudden your brand becomes very recognised – where you’re no longer known by a few and you start to become known by everyone,” the designer said. “Once that happens, growth is very fast. I have every reason to believe it will (with beauty) because I’ve seen this happen before, and I’ve been part of it before.”

While Ford has built up a reputation for being provocative over the years, especially over his adverts featuring nude women, he still can’t believe the prudish nature of company executives he works with. For instance, he had to fight against bosses at Tom Ford Beauty owner Estee Lauder to keep the words F**king Fabulous on the perfume flacons in the format he wanted.

“I kept calling it F**king Fabulous and I’d get it back with an asterisk. I was like ‘No no, we’re going to spell it out on the bottle,'” he recalled.

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John Malkovich joins Jake Gyllenhaal in horror-thriller film

John Malkovich will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo in Dan Gilroy’s next movie.Jake, Rene, and Dan previously teamed up on the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler, and have reunited for the upcoming horror-thriller, which will stream exc…

John Malkovich will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo in Dan Gilroy’s next movie.

Jake, Rene, and Dan previously teamed up on the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler, and have reunited for the upcoming horror-thriller, which will stream exclusively on Netflix later this year (18).

The rest of the main cast has now been announced and according to Variety, the Being John Malkovich star will be joined by Stranger Things actress Natalia Dyer and The Sixth Sense’s Toni Collette.

Additional castmembers include Billy Magnussen, Tom Sturridge, Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs and British actress Zawe Ashton, who previously starred alongside Jake in Nocturnal Animals.

The film, rumoured to be called Velvet Buzzsaw, will follow big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

“It’s set in the world of contemporary art in Los Angeles, and its got a Robert Altman-like large ensemble cast,” Dan told Business Insider last November. “It’s got a The Player vibe to it. There’s a large cast and we’re moving around from person to person as we move through this world. The story is being told through these different characters.”

The director has also recruited Nightcrawler producer Jennifer Fox and executive producer Betsy Danbury for his latest movie, with production currently underway in Los Angeles.

John was recently cast alongside Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson in Netflix’s film adaptation of Josh Malerman’s novel, Bird Box, which is due for release in December. The 64-year-old is also starring in Mile 22 opposite Mark Wahlberg.

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