27 August 1962 The world’s full of sexy clothes. But Tom Ford’s, for Gucci and then Saint Laurent, don’t just cling, they seethe. Yet they incorporate a certain refinement. His birthchart explains it all. Although he’s a precise Virgo (class - and superb tailoring), the Sun is next to Pluto, planet of sex and power. Pluto also symbolises corporate takeovers and regeneration, thus Ford’s talent for reinventing brands. With the achievement-minded Saturn by expansive Jupiter, he’s both a workaholic and capable of success in whatever he pursues. Parting company with Gucci was bold. His timing’s so perfect, one can’t help but wonder if he didn’t consult an astrologer. Looking ahead, although he’s mentioned movies, ideally, he’ll go with the flow. Ford’s instinct may be for control. However, for the next twelve months the unpredictable Uranus triggers a series of tumultuous changes. If he can manage to let life come to him, developments won’t just reshape his career; he’ll be recreating himself as well.