Richard Buckley, well-known as the spouse of former Gucci designer, Tom Ford. Also, he was an American fashion journalist and editor.

Picture of Richard Buckley
Caption: Picture of Richard Buckley

Richard Buckley Ethnicity

Richard Buckley was born in 1948 in the United States of America. He grew up in Binghamton, New York. Well, details of his parents, buried under the ground along with Richard. 

He had American nationality and belonged to the white ethnicity. Well, he was a well-educated person, who completed his education from the University of Maryland's Munich campus.

Richard Buckley Cause of Death

Richard Buckley died on September 19, 2021. At the age of 72, he passed away. He peacefully died at their home in Los Angeles, California, United States. 

Richard Buckley's cause of death was the natural cause after, he suffer from a prolonged illness. His partner and their son Jack were by Buckley's side, according to the announcement.

Richard Buckley had a net worth of $5 Million at the time of his death. When he was alive, Buckley lived a lavish life. 

Also, he had shared a massive net worth of $300 Million, maintained by his partner Tom Foord. 


Richard Buckley was an American fashion journalist and editor. He had worked for Vogue Italia and New York magazine. Also, he worked as an editor for Women's Wear Daily, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Hommes. From the year 1999 to 2005, he was editor-in-chief. 

Moreover, it has during his time at the company that the designer met his husband, the then-editor of Women's Wear Daily, Richard Buckley. In the year 1988, Tom has offered a job as design director at Remy Ellis, helmed at the time by Marc Jacobs.

Richard Buckley with his partner receiving the award
 Caption:  Richard Buckley with his partner receiving the award

Tom Ford designer's career with Gucci began, moving to Italy after Dawn Mello, then-creative director of the company in 1990. He took over from Mello as creative director in the year 1994. The designer had made Gucci worth $4.3 billion making it one of the largest and most profitable luxury brands in the world. The luxury group Tom also added Sergio Rossi, Bottega Veneta. Similarly, when holding company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute expressed interest in buying a controlling stake of the Gucci group in 2003.

Tom Ford took a break from fashion and shifted his attention to his directorial career, signing with CAA talent agent Byron Lourd. Further, he released the well-received film A Single Man, in the year 2009. He was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, etc for his role in the film. Likewise, Tom went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Richard Buckley Partner

Richard Buckley was a married man. Moreover, Buckley is gay and in a relationship with his famous partner Tom Ford. However, the duo has not yet disclosed how they meet for the first time which is back in the year 1986. The couple exchanged vows in the year 2014. Well, the duo also lived a great life together before their wedding.

Richard Buckley with his partner
Caption:  Richard Buckley with his partner

According to the sources, Ford also explained his marriage to Buckley. Likewise, the couple also shares a child. Well, they both have a son Alexander John Buckley Ford. He was born in September 2012 through surrogacy. Further, the duo also shares a comfortable and amazing relationship together. Similarly, the pair has not yet disclosed any conflicts which can lead them to their separation. Sadly, their married life ended with the death of Buckley.