Tom Ford — where does one begin? The super designer undertook the difficult task of breathing life and sex appeal into two major fashion houses and he did it in a decade.
Through over 200 photographs by legends like Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton, Tom Ford by Graydon Carter and Anna Wintour ($92) chronicles his work at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It not only talks about the fabulous clothes and accessories, but also Ford's vision for the design of the brand, including the architecture, store design, and advertising.
What I'm dying to find out is how he increased Gucci's sales tenfold. He must have the midas touch!