Congratulations are in order! Tom Ford has revealed that he and his partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley, are married.

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The designer made the announcement while in conversation with Kinvara Balfour at the Regent Street Apple Store on Monday night.

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"We are married now," he said in his usual fuss-free and candid style, "which is nice."

Ford's gold wedding ring clear for all to see.

"I lost so many friends in college - I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life," he explained.

"I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States."

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The couple met at a fashion show in the Eighties, a moment that Ford has in the past described as instant attraction: "I went to a fashion show and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes," he told WWD. "It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future."

They welcomed their son, Alexander John Buckley Ford, in September 2012. 

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