Tom Ford's Romance Is One Beautiful Love Story
is sexy. That's just an undeniable fact. What some people don't
know, however, is that Ford has a partner—of 24 years. His name is Richard Buckley
, and the two met back in '86 at a fashion show when Buckley was an editor at WWD
and Ford was an assistant to designer Cathy Hardwick. In February's
magazine, the publication's first ever Love issue, Buckley and Ford share the intimate details of their romance, with two versions of the fateful day they locked eyes. The text is poignant, raw, and, for us at least, deeply moving (we're talking tears, The Holiday
style). So, if you're all-out-of-faith for V-Day, this love story, and 22 others (including our dear friend Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste
), will remind you it's never too late for cupid to strike.