Tom Ford Does… Facebook?

Tom Ford on Facebook: Real or Fake?

I am the first to admit that I am always extremely wary of Facebook pages that suddenly pop-up claiming to be the “authentic site of” so-and-so. Generally the content will speak for itself, but I have come across some amazing fake pages that initially fooled me. At first they seemed completely legit, but eventually it became clear that they were just regurgitating press releases and other sources (often inaccurately) while claiming to be written by “so-and-so.”

The Tom Ford brand was victim to a number of these fake Facebook pages. Luckily, none were very convincing to someone who follows the brand closely, but they were close enough to fool more than a few.

Earlier this month a new Tom Ford Page appeared on Facebook with the below as its first post:

“I was at a large dinner party in New York a few weeks ago and a woman came up to me and asked me why I had not met her the night before at another event. I was confused as I had been in London the night before. She said that on my Facebook page that I had said that I was attending this event in NY. I checked Facebook, only to find that I had 5 fake Facebook pages. So, I decided to clean all of that up and post a REAL Facebook page. This is it. The only actual, real Tom Ford Facebook page…”

When I first read that my first thought was “OMG, Tom Ford is on Facebook! I die!”

My second thought was “Um, doesn’t Tom Ford have better things to do? No way this is him.”

Yet I “liked” the page and kept watch. The content was intriguing. The initial posts contained video and images that could be found elsewhere, but the commentary appeared to be coming from Ford (or an impostor).

Suddenly there were things I hadn’t seen before, like this photo of he and Anna Dello Russo together in Milan, and these images from Hong Kong.

Could this really be Tom Ford?

I still wasn’t convinced… so I decided to do some checking through official channels.

And guess what?

It IS Tom Ford’s real, 100% authentic Facebook Page.

Even better? ALL of the posts (for now at least!) are made by Tom Ford himself.

Did you get that?

Tom Ford is on Facebook, people!!

So, what are you waiting for? “LIKE” away! The OFFICIAL Tom Ford Facebook Page

4 comments… add one

  • GRIT & GLAMOUR Jun 30, 2011

    I’m so there. Right NOW!

  • Metsy Jun 30, 2011

    Thank you so much for checking into his FB page. I’m wary when new FB brand pages pop up… but I’m clicking Like on this one!

  • Casee Marie Jun 30, 2011

    Seriously?! I liked that page ages ago and saw the exact same post about the dinner party, which threw me for a huge loop. I was actually going to tweet you yesterday to ask your thoughts on the legitimacy of it. I’ll admit that I didn’t entertain for a moment that it was really him. Dying.

  • Anna
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    Jul 1, 2011

    Yes I saw it too the other day! apparently he doesn’t have time for twitter, but Facebook might be his thing!

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