Tom Ford Is About To Have Even More Influence Over What You Wear

Esquire - 03-20

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From the sharp monochrome tailoring of his signature label to his own red carpet showmanship, Tom Ford has long been one of the most influential figures in menswear. Now, the US designer is about to get a lot more influential as the newly-crowned chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) where he will succeed Diane von Furstenberg as the emperor of new clothes. The CFDA - an organisation founded in 1962 to strengthen American design within the global economy - votes for its figurehead, with Ford set to take the throne in June.