Tom Ford stops Botoxing, proclaims ‘I’ve decided to age’: do you believe him?


Did you know Tom Ford is 52 years old? It’s true. I mean, I have no problem believing that because Tom Ford has been important (in the fashion industry) for literally decades, so it feels like he’s been around forever. But still, he doesn’t look like a man in his 50s. Good genes? Or good doctors? Probably a little bit of both. Tom gave a recent interview to WWD where he proclaims that he’s done with Botox now that he’s a father. Tom and his husband Richard Buckley welcomed their son Alexander John Buckley Ford (allegedly via surrogate) in 2012. So Tom has been Botox-free since 2012? These recent photos beg to differ.

Tom Ford has revealed that he stopped receiving Botox treatments following the birth of his son Jack. In an interview with WWD, Mr Ford said: ‘I’ve decided to age. Since we’ve had Jack I haven’t had a Botox injection or a filler. I haven’t had time.’

Mr Ford and his husband Richard Buckley welcomed Jack in September 2012 – an experience Mr Ford says ‘has really changed me.’

‘I’m not sure how to articulate it,’ he added, elaborating: ‘A lot of things I cared about before I don’t care as much about anymore.’

The 52-year old fashion designer, who will be presented with the CFDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight’s ceremony, says that his level of success is among the categories to take on a less priority following Jack’s entrance into his life.

He explained: ‘It has damaged — no, damaged is the wrong word. It has minimized my ambition a little bit, my ambition in business, my ambition in having a beautiful house. It has become the most important thing in my life. Everything else has had to recede, including my appearance. I don’t care about it. I care about being successful. I just don’t care about any of it as much. You can’t.’

Just five years ago Mr Ford was an avid fan of Botox, admitting in 2009 that he’s usually ‘not even able to frown’, during an interview for The Advocate. The then 48-year-old, who was promoting his directorial debut for A Single Man at the time, added: ‘But my last injections are wearing off a bit and I am able to frown right now. I’d never get a full face-lift, though. Face-lifts on men are a disaster. But I’m a firm believer in Botox and Restylane. Absolutely. Why not?’

[From The Daily Mail]

While I think Tom Ford is telling the truth about how his son shifted his priorities in life and how he’s less interested in superficial things now… I do think he’s probably still hitting the ‘Tox. His face barely moved at the Met Gala! Maybe he was just concentrating really hard on his posing. Maybe. But either way… Tom is still going to look good for his age. Good genes.

PS… Does he also have hairplugs? I think he might.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    Dammit! I love Tom Ford! Don’t make me judge him! Now I’l never unsee the hair plugs.

    (I still would hit that, if I could ever turn myself into a skeletal seventy-year-old man)

    • Jules says:

      His partner! Yikes!

    • Rhiley says:

      Yeah, the plugs look kind of budget when pointed out.

    • bluhare says:

      If not for you, t.fanty, I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing he had plugs. I had to go back up and look and now that’s all I can see!

    • Veronica says:

      I think his hair is brushed forward I don’t think the plugs are as bad as they appear at first glance. He has the money to afford the best don’t think he’d go cheap with his appearance.

  2. smee says:

    Decided to age? Pretty sure you don’t have a choice in that, but he’s obvs taking good care of himself. Prob a good idea to get off the Botox – who knows what prolonged use will end up doing, ya know?

    John Waters has an excellent idea for a re-make of “Mahogany” starring Tom and Lupito – gawd I wish they would make that!

  3. LadyMTL says:

    Maybe he’s gradually cutting back on the Botox? That’s how I would do it, because I’d be too scared of going cold turkey and seeing all the wrinkles come back at once, lol. He still looks great, though, despite the hair plugs.

    • kri says:

      I’m glad, because I could totally parallel park just by using the reflective power of his forehead.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    He has decided to age? Lol, I have news. You age. Botox may give you less pronounced lines and that lovely frozen, expression free look, but you still age. You’re only fooling yourself if you think otherwise.

    Having said that, I think it’s nice that his son is so important to him.

  5. Paty Kerry says:

    What I find astonishing is that someone with great visual style can look at themselves in the mirror and think that hair plugs and Botox look good!

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    Never mind the Botox – those hair plugs are terrible! With his resources you’d think he’d have access to the best in hair restorations. Yikes.

    • Lisa says:

      Yeah, I thought hair restoration has come a long way? This looks like a budget job, unbelievable.

  7. eliza says:

    I love Tom, but the Botox is pretty evident. For me, Botox is something I am against. It starts making everyone not only look the same but freaky as well. Same with lip injections.

    I have nothing against plastic surgery etc. It is this desperation to look like wax figures I have an issue with. I do not understand naturally gorgeous people ruining themselves with fillers and Botox. Good grief. STOP! Maybe the lunatics running HWood should listen to the people buying the movie tickets or watching tv when they say “Actors are becoming more wax than their Madame Tussaud’s counterparts and it is scaring us!” Quit pressuring people to look 20 yrs younger than they are. We WILL still watch them with a wrinkle or two.

    End of rant.

    • Sighs says:


    • bluhare says:

      Botox minimizes the need for plastic surgery, right? And if done properly, you don’t have to look frozen. I’ve not had it, but I know someone who does, and hers is very subtle. I think most people figure if they’re doing it, they’re going to DO it, but subtle looks much better.

      I wish people would go into with the idea that they want to look good, not necessarily 10 years younger. It makes a huge difference, and a positive one, IMO.

    • PennyLane says:

      I agree with you about watching movies and TV – many actors now are unable to covey even basic emotions. Why do these people even get hired? Who thinks this is a good idea?

  8. Jules says:

    If only I were a gay man. Sigh…………

  9. Greata says:

    Botox..hairplugs…don’t care …this is one SEXXXXXXXXY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Lee says:

    I don’t think he has hair plugs. It seems his hair is just quite short and brushed forward. Also, he looks to be one of those expressionless people, otherwise known as resting-bitch-face types. I think a benefit of that type is less facial wrinkling, lol. Botox not necessary.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      @Lee – you’re right – his hair seems to be brushed forward.

    • Erinn says:

      Agreed. It’s choppy and brushed ahead.

    • Liberty says:

      I love his camera gaze. it is always…..BROWN STEEL!

      Not plugs. Hair brushed forward. Look more closely.

    • bluhare says:

      Plugs. Look closely. Look how symmetrical his hair is, and look at the actual hair strands. If they aren’t plugs, he needs to quit using hair gel on every clump!

  11. Bish says:

    Omg, his forehead is quite scary.
    Very vampirish. Say no to freaky hairline
    first, Tom.

  12. Bish says:

    LMAO @ “resting bitch face”. Thank you!

  13. megs283 says:

    Funny…I thought he’d say something about having a new outlook on beauty, and he didn’t want to raise a son who felt like he shouldn’t embrace life’s natural progression or feel shame for eventually having a wrinkle…but instead the context seems to be “I don’t care how I look.”

  14. Nev says:

    tough crowd. haha

  15. Adrien says:

    Botox turned him into Josh Hartnett. Well, in a squinty way.

  16. Ennie says:

    Still more grounded than a Kardashian in relation to life priorities IMO.

  17. Debutante says:

    It’s definitely not plugs. The hair is brushed forward. I have an extreme close up of his hairline going on here. It’s that Caesar haircut look. Botox or no botox, tom ford is one handsome man.

  18. Ally8 says:

    A couple in their 50s and 60s just had a baby. Okay then.

    In fact, now would be a great time to stop aging, for the kid’s sake.

  19. Paul says:

    True….many not have actually been treated with Botox, but he MAY have used Dysport or Xeomin. Very similar formulas botulinium toxin. It would depend on what the definition of “is” is…..

  20. thomas henry says:

    He looks like a corpse. Not a good look, Tom.