Tom Ford’s husband Richard Buckley has died.

Tom Ford,  60-year-old fashion iconic designer confirmed the 72-year-old fashion editor, Richard Buckley died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday after a long  illness he had in Los Angeles . The couple have a son named eight-year-old son Alexander ‘Jack’ John Buckley Ford.

After 27 years of dating the couple eventually married. The two met in an elevator at a fashion show in 1986, and it was love at first site. In a statement issued to Vogue, Ford said: “It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.

Buckley was editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International for six years and left the magazine in 2005. For  over 25 years, he held numerous high-profile positions in the  fashion world, including fashion editor at Women’s Wear Daily, social editor at Vanity Fair and European editor of the former Mirabella magazine. Buckley was also a contributor for  Italian Vogue and New York Magazine.

Ford is currently chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).


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