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On Tom Ford and Longtime Partner Richard Buckley's First Date, 24 Years Ago, Ford Predicted He Would Be a Millionaire Designer

On Tom Ford and Longtime Partner Richard Buckley's First Date, 24 Years Ago, Ford Predicted He Would Be a Millionaire Designer

>> Tom Ford and his partner, fashion journalist Richard Buckley, have been together 24 years. Out had each man document his own side of their romance — from how they first encountered one another — when Ford was 25 and an assistant, and Buckley was 38 and WWD fashion editor — at a fashion show, to how their relationship grew. From Buckley's tale: "For our first date, we went to this really sleazy cheapo restaurant on the Upper East Side called Albuquerque Eats — I don’t think it exists anymore. Tom sat there chit-chatting: 'And in 10 years I’m going to be showing my own collection in Paris, and I’m going to be a millionaire, and I’m going to do this, and I’m going to do that.' And I kept thinking, This guy is really naive. But as we talked about other things, it was almost like seeing down a rabbit hole. I felt like I was looking at his eyes, and it was just spinning around and taking me down inside him. I could see he was a good man with a big heart." [Out]

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