Tom Ford's film "A Single Man" previews in Milan this evening

by 11 January 2010

11th January 2010. Former Gucci Chief designer Tom Ford’s debut film, A Single Man, previews in Milano this evening, preceded by a press conference and award by Milan’s Mayor, Letizia Moratti. The film, which takes place in Los Angeles in the 1960s, is about a 52 year old professor who tries to reconstruct his life after losing his long-time companion.

Colin Firth stars in the lead role, with Julianne Moore as Supporting Actress.

Tom Ford oversaw the regeneration of historic fashion house, Gucci, in the 1990’s where he became famous for his bold aesthetic and potently sexy designs. Since leaving Gucci in 2005, Ford launched his own men’s mono-brand stores, perfume and fashion eyewear.

A Single Man, Ford’s film debut, was greeted with critical success at the Venice Film Festival in September 2009.

Tom Ford will be in Milan this afternoon to present the film, which opens in theatres across Italy from 15 January.

by Catherine Henry