Tom Ford made a splash in the fashion world when he took over as the CreativeDirector of Gucci back in 1994. Almost immediately, he ignited a dramaticchange in the image of the legendary fashion house, and led the company tounprecedented success. Riding the wave of his success, he introduced thecreation of the Tom Ford Brand in April of 2005. The TOM FORD eyewearcollection epitomizes strong, yet simple design concept. They are inspired bythe timeless classics, such as the aviator, sporting glasses, and film starshapes. The Tom Ford line focuses on exaggerated frames with sensuously curvedsilhouettes. An elegant metal T shape is set flush into the temple of many ofthe models, and it is becoming a key element of the design as well as a symbolof the collection. The lenses are an important feature of the Tom Ford eyewearcollection. Solid and gradient colors vary from shades of smoky black toorganic hues of browns, wines, and aubergine. The gradient tints lends theeffect of brining a sensual dimension, particularly to the larger oversizedframes. The Tom Ford logo is discreetly engrave don a small gold plaque on thetip of the earpiece of each model. The cases and packaging are as luxuriousand distinctive as the frames themselves, and feature a rich chocolate velvetin both hard and soft case.