Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
October 5. 2012 - Style sultan Tom Ford is a dad.
The 51-year-old fashion designer and his partner of 25 years, former Vogue Hommes International editor Richard Buckley, 64, today announced the Sept. 23 L.A. birth of their son, Alexander John Buckley Ford. The UK's Love Magazine broke the news. The Daily Mail reports that the baby is believed to have been born via surrogate.
Check out the unsurprisingly chic and simple birth announcement on Styleite.
In an interview with Time Out Hong Kong just last year, Ford spoke candidly about kids growing up in front of the camera (or not):
"I always said I wanted to have children. And as I got a little bit older, Richard, who I live with - we've been together 24 years - did not want children. And so I decided not to have children. But if I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. And no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn't use it as a press tool. If I have a child, you won't notice that I had a child. Maybe you'll see it when it's 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight."
A wise choice, no doubt - but this means we won't get to see little Alexander's outfits. Drat.