Richard Buckley, married partner of fashion designer Tom Ford, dies

Richard Buckley, renowned fashion editor and husband of designer Tom Ford has died at the age of 72. According to a statement released by designer and Nocturnal Animals director Tom Ford and seen by People, Buckley “died of natural causes after a long illness” on Sunday evening. Buckley was born in Binghamton, New York, but grew up around the world including stints in the U.S., France and Germany due to his family’s military background. He attended the University of Maryland in Munich. Buckley’s career in fashion began as a journalist at New York Magazine in 1979 before moving on to esteemed publications including Women’s Wear Daily and Vanity Fair.