Born to realtors in Austin, Texas, Ford spent his childhood in Texas and New Mexico, before moving to New York to attend New York University, majoring in art history and after that architecture. 10 years after his landing at Gucci, Tom Ford moved to Los Angeles and in 2005 started his own Label with cosmetics and menswear. In that same year Tom Ford signed his partnership with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses. The sunglasses and glasses merge together both vintage and contemporary influences. All the styles are rendered instantly recognizable by the elegant metal “T” detail, the undisputed icon of the brand. Tom Ford eyewear collection focuses on shapes inspired by the 1950s and 1970s, highlighting bold and clean-cut volumes with styles characterized by fine combinations of acetate and metal, making the eyewear unique and instantly recognizable.