You’d be hard-pressed to find a “greatest coffee table books” list that doesn’t include Tom Ford’s self-named design book on it. The book oozed with style and cataloged the famed designer’s career with Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. After its publication, the book captured the imaginations of millions and became a staple coffee book and statement piece. Nearly 17 years later, Tom Ford looks to enamor the masses again with the release of his long-awaited second volume, Tom Ford 002.
Blending his “high-octane glamour, opulent sexuality, and fearless fashion”, Tom Ford 002 features the cosmetics, eyewear, menswear, and womenswear lines of his namesake fashion empire that launched in 2005. Much like the first volume, Tom Ford 002 is loaded with 444 pages of content and features beautifully shot images of world-renowned models such as Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Mica Argañaraz, and Jon Kortajarena. Readers will also be pleased to find plenty of material covering Ford’s signature sexually-charged advertising campaigns by famous photographers like Inez & Vinoodh, Nick Knight, Steven Meisel, and Mert & Marcus. Tom Ford 002 gives readers the opportunity to explore the man behind the brand as the book includes personal commentary from the design icon himself chronicling his career after he left his role as the creative director of Gucci, covering everything from the launch of his own brand to the release of his two award-winning feature films. Simply put, the book serves to illuminate readers on one of fashion’s most iconic designers.
From an aesthetic perspective, the cover of Ford’s new coffee table book retains the same minimalistic black-and-white color scheme as the first volume, although the letters and the cover colors are inverted for this volume. This book is an ideal gift for anyone who appreciates fashion, photography, and self-made industry titans. Tom Ford 002 releases on November 16 for $135.