In April 2005, Ford announced the creation of the Tom Ford brand. Ford was joined in this venture by former Gucci Group President and Chief Executive Officer Domenico De Sole. In that same year, Ford announced his partnership with the Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses, as well as an alliance with Estée Lauder to create the Tom Ford beauty brand.
In April 2007, his first directly owned Flagship store opened In New York at 845 Madison Avenue and coincided with the debut of the Tom Ford Menswear and Accessory. The much anticipated presentation of his Womenswear collection took place in September 2010.