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By Kendyl Kearly

Photo by Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock

09.25.17

A glimpse at Tom Ford’s business and persona, by the numbers

TOM FORD HAS been a compelling fashion presence since childhood. (He wore a suit to school as a kid and was once sent to the emergency room for an allergic reaction to cucumbers, which he was using to combat bags.) Hot on the heels of New York Fashion Week, we celebrate the fabulous Mr. Ford, by the numbers.

$2.8 BILLION

Revenue increase at Gucci when Ford served as creative director from 1994 to 2004

36 HOURS

Time it takes to make a Tom Ford suit. As a size 48, Ford is able to model his own menswear.

ONE

The number of years Ford books himself in advance. He keeps extremely busy and has said that if he’s awake, he’s working.

13

The number of minutes an average Tom Ford runway show lasts. His fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection is categorized by dramatic silhouettes and a severe use of black.

NINETEEN SEVENTIES

The decade that inspired Ford’s recent NYFW after-party complete with disco ball, DJ, Chaka Khan and hot pants-clad shirtless male servers

$5,000

Typical starting price of a Tom Ford gown. Michelle Obama wore one to Buckingham Palace, and Ford typically dresses one Oscars guest per year.

2009

Year Ford made his directing debut with A Single Man. He followed the drama with Nocturnal Animals, which won a Golden Globe.

672 Madison Ave.

Address of the new Manhattan flagship store. Ford helped design it himself, along with interior decorator William Sofield, inside the famous Carlton House on the Upper East Side.

6

Number of scents in the new Tom Ford Private Blend OUD collection: minérale, fleur, wood, tobacco, wood intense and tobacco intense 

2-5

Number of baths Ford reportedly takes on a normal day. It’s compensation for his tremendous work effort. 

$310

Cost of Tom Ford’s latest scent that is really, really fabulous