Tom Ford welcomes a baby boy

Designer Tom Ford and partner Richard Buckley welcomed son Alexander John Buckley Ford on 23 September

Another ultra-fashionable baby has arrived! Designer Tom Ford and partner Richard Buckley welcomed son Alexander John Buckley Ford on 23 September, and announced the news today.

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This is the first child for Ford, 51, and his long-term partner, journalist Richard Buckley, who have been together for 25 years. The designer-turned-Single Man director credited with injecting the Gucci brand with mucho sex appeal in the 1990s has been busy working on his eponymous beauty line and celeb-friendly ready-to-wear collections.

Baby Alexander was born in Los Angeles, but don’t get too excited about seeing him – and his undoubtedly fabulous wardrobe – in the public eye. In a 2011 interview with Time Out Hong Kong, Ford said:

‘…if I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. And no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn’t use it as a press tool.’

‘If I have a child, you won’t notice that I had a child. Maybe you’ll see it when it’s 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight.’

Hmm, even if we won’t get to glimpse baby Ford, perhaps this new arrival will inspire the launch of a new children’s wear label…

Many congratulations to Tom and Richard!

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