Gay designer to dress James Bond
He may have been overlooked, along with many others, by the compilers of the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List, but internationally-acclaimed designer Tom Ford is set to become even more famous.
Today it was announced that he will be dressing James Bond in the next movie in the long-running spy thriller franchise.
Mr Ford worked with Quantum of Solace’s costume designer Louise Frogley and provided made-to-measure tailored clothing and casual wear including evening wear, suits, shirts, knitwear, ties and accessories as well as exclusive eyewear worn by the James Bond character.
Daniel Craig will play Bond for the second time, though fashionistas have noticed there was no mention of swimwear in today’s announcement.
This may indicate that Bond will not be reprising his iconic blue pants moment from the last film, Casino Royale.
A disappointment for Johann Hari, who did make it onto the Pink List.
The Independent columnist was involved in a fracas with Daniel Craig at an event last year.
Craig called him a “fucking fool” after Hari made the mistake of complimenting him on his physical appearance in Casino Royale.
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The actor was reported to be unhappy at constant references to his body as opposed to his equally impressive acting.
Tom Ford now spends much of his time in London as a targeted global expansion plan falls into place.
He is to open more than 100 free standing Tom Ford retail stores worldwide.
“I could not be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film,” said Mr Ford.
“It is an honour to move forward with this iconic character and there is no better man to dress in the world than James Bond.”
Tom Ford made his name designing for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his own brand three years ago.