Tonight Tom Ford will be honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards. Ford will actually be given the award by his husband Richard Buckley. Though Ford is excited about the event, he wishes the honor was called the Mid-Lifetime Achievement Award because he feels he’s just getting started.
Tom Ford opened up to The Style Vibe about when he was first told about his big honor from the CFDA:
When Diane von Furstenberg whispered it into my ear at the Oscars, I was almost offended. “What do you mean, Lifetime Achievement Award? Does that mean I’m not going to do anything anymore, that it’s all behind me?” At first I didn’t like it, but actually what it caused me to do was look back on my work, not only in my mind but literally, and I have to say that was cathartic, and a pleasant surprise.
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