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Richard Buckley

Richard Buckley is a late American fashion journalist and editor. Richard Buckley is widely known for writing for Vogue Italia and New York magazine and worked as an editor for Women’s Wear Daily, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Hommes, the latter of which he was editor-in-chief from 1999 to 2005.

Early Life

On the 20th of August 1948, Richard Buckley was born in Binghamton, New York, in the United States of America. At the age of 72, he passed away and had a birth sign of Leo. Buckley holds an American nationality and belongs to the American-White ethnicity. Buckley has his belief in Christianity religion.

Despite our efforts, we can not find out about his family such as his parents, siblings, and childhood life. Talking about his academic qualifications, he attended the University of Maryland’s Munich campus.

Richard Buckley – Death

Buckley died on September 19, 2021, at the age of 72, at his home in Los Angeles, after a long illness. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1989. Fortunately, he overcame and recovered from the disease.

Professional Career

In the fashion world, Richard Buckley was a force to be reckoned with. The man started his career in fashion journalism at New York Magazine in 1979 and later worked at Women’s Wear Daily and Vanity Fair. In 1990, he was at the peak of his journalistic career when he was appointed European editor of Mirabella magazine.

At the same time, he was a contributing editor at Italian Vogue, and his husband Tom worked on the design team at Gucci. He and his husband, Tom, later relocated to Paris so Buckley could take on the role of editor-in-chief at Vogue Hommes International. From 1999 to 2005, he was the top editor.

His husband, Tom Ford

Tom Ford is a popular fashion designer and filmmaker from the United States. He founded his eponymous luxury label in 2005, after working as the creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. “A Single Man” (2009) and “Nocturnal Animals” (2016) were both written and directed by him. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


Richard Buckley did not win any kinds of awards or recognitions till the time of his death. However, his husband, Tom has won several of them in his profession.

“The prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America” (1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008); four VH-1/ Vogue Fashion Awards (1995, 1996, 1999, 2002); People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People (1997); the Fashion Editor’s Club of Japan (2000), two ACE awards from the US Accessory Council (2001) and (2006) and many more.

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Caption: Tom Ford wins the CFDA award (Source: Fashionista)

His written and directed film “A Single Man” has also received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Colin Firth, Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for Tom Ford, Golden Globe nominations for Colin Firth and Julianne Moore for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress and many more.

Net Worth 2024

At the time of Buckley’s death, his net worth was estimated around $20 million. The majority of his earnings come from his fashion journalism career. On the other hand, his husband, Tom is a fashion designer and filmmaker whose net worth is estimated around $2.2 billion.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Richard Buckley with his husband, Tom Ford (Source: ABC)

In 2014, Richard Buckley married Tom Ford in London. In 1986, they started dating each other. Before they married, the couple had been together for 27 years.  With the marriage, the couple has a son, Alexander “Jack” John Buckley Ford, born in 2012. Till the time of his death, Richard was never involved in any kind of controversy or scandal.

Richard Buckley – Body Measurements

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Caption: Richard Buckley posing for a photo (Source: Celebrity Cutouts)

Richard stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 52 kg. Moreover, he has gray hair with a pair of blue eyes color. Additionally, he is gay by sexual orientation.

Social Media

This fashion journalist is no longer alive in this world so he is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.