Fashion editor Richard Buckley, husband of American dressmaker Tom Ford, has died at the age of 72. The announcement was made within the type of an announcement issued by representatives of Ford’s eponymous style model.
“It is with nice disappointment that Tom Ford broadcasts the dying of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. Richard handed away peacefully at their dwelling in Los Angeles on Sunday evening with Tom and their son Jack by his facet. He died of pure causes after a prolonged sickness,” it learn.
Buckley was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International for six lengthy years, earlier than stepping down in 2005. He leaves behind a profession spanning over 25 years, having held many coveted positions within the style business: from style editor at Women’s Wear Daily, to social editor at Vanity Fair and European editor of the now-defunct Mirabella journal.
Buckley had additionally contributed to Italian Vogue and New York Magazine, a CNN report states.
Tributes poured in for the journalist, with dressmaker Stella McCartney remembering him as “a delicate man”. “…grace and appeal crammed the room when he was in it. His mind and fervour for data all the time blew me away, and the flicker in his eyes dove so deep into your coronary heart every time you had been blessed sufficient to really feel it,” she wrote in an Instagram caption.
“To name Richard a pricey and beloved pal is a privilege, and to know the massive gap left in your lives fills me with deep, deep disappointment. He was so cherished, so revered and so madly and passionately devoted to you, Tom and Jack, that his life was absolutely full,” McCartney, who’s godmother to Ford and Buckley’s son Jack, continued.
“We love you Richard and we are going to miss you so very a lot. Your battle has ended however you’ll all the time stay on in our hearts…” she wrote.
According to the CNN report, in 2016, Ford had mentioned it was “love at first sight” when he first ran into Buckley in an elevator at a style present in 1986. Their relationship was believed to have began as a “whirlwind”, with Ford telling journalist Jess Cagle, “By the time that elevator landed on the bottom ground I believed, ‘You’re the one.’ That’s it. Click. Sold.”
Per the report, Buckley and Ford turned a style energy couple within the Nineties. The couple “labored in style capitals world wide”, together with stints in Milan and Paris. They welcomed their son in September 2012 and bought married in 2014.
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