Happy Birthday to the "King of Sex"!
No, we're not talking about Harry Styles after that Rolling Stone interview. We're, of course, talking about Tom Ford, the celebrated American designer and film director, who turns 60 years old on Aug. 27.
And one doesn't just land that nickname for no reason; ever since he came blazing onto the fashion scene in the '90s, Ford has become one of the most celebrated and headline making designers thanks to his time at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, turning them into the fashion empires we know today before launching his own luxury brand in 2006.
Given his impeccable taste and eye for the smallest of details, it's no wonder Ford's two films, A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals, have been praised just as highly as his work as a designer.
But with the praise and accolades also comes some controversies, with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Chairman weathering his fair share of them over the years—not many designers will personally shave their logo into the pubic hair of one of their models after all.
Relive some of Ford's biggest fashion controversies, including a gold-plated penis necklace, declining to dress the First Lady and more...
This story was originally published on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8 a.m. PT.