Richard Buckley, Tom Ford’s husband and fashion editor, dead at 72

Richard Buckley, longtime vogue editor and the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died, Fox Information can affirm. He was 72 years outdated.

“It’s with nice disappointment that Tom Ford declares the loss of life of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford’s reps mentioned in an announcement to Fox Information. 

“Richard handed away peacefully at their dwelling in Los Angeles final night time [Sunday] with Tom and their son Jack by his facet. He died of pure causes after an extended sickness,” the assertion continued. 

Ford, 60, met Buckley in 1986 at a vogue present and the 2 married in 2014. They welcomed their son, Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford, in September 2012 through surrogate. 

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The “Nocturnal Animals” director advised Individuals journal again in 2016 that it was “actually love at first sight” when he noticed Buckley. “Our eyes locked and inside a month we have been dwelling collectively. Now we have been collectively ever since,” he recalled. 

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley in 2017. The couple met in 1986 and married in 2014. 
(Todd Williamson/Getty Photos)

Buckley was finest identified for being the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes Worldwide. He additionally helmed Mirabella journal and was a contributing editor at Italian Vogue.

He was born in New York however grew up in France and Germany. He additionally lived in England and Italy. 

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The style world reacted to Buckley’s loss of life on social in quite a few emotional tributes. Clothier Stella McCartney wrote in an Instagram submit on Tuesday.

“What a delicate man; grace and allure stuffed the room when he was in it,” she mentioned. “He was so cherished, so revered and so madly and passionately devoted to you, Tom and Jack, that his life was absolutely full.”

Within the feedback part actress Naomi Watts and supermodel Helena Christensen despatched their like to Buckley’s household. 

“Such a loss. Sending love,” Watts wrote.

“He was such a fantastic spirit,” mentioned Christensen.

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Trend stylist/designer Rachel Zoe penned, “Now we have misplaced such a fantastic and particular soul, a gentleman of the best variety, Richard Buckley. To know him was an honor, to have had deep significant conversations with Richard was a present I’ll maintain tight without end. He was sensible, witty and unapologetically sincere, however most extraordinary was his real love and dedication to Tom and his son Jack. I’ll miss you so very a lot Richard. Could you Relaxation In Peace and with the angels good friend.”

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