Master of the word, purveyor of style (and he the best eyes), our friend Richard Buckley joins the lineup of guest speakers at i-D’s Inspirational Men Dinner this Saturday.
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Richard Buckley knows every name and vice of the i-D team. Working from the wink office in 2010, editing ‘i-D Covers 1980 – 2010‘ with Terry Jones and Edward Enninful, Richard was the most popular kid in our class. Born in New York in 1948, he grew up in Germany, Taiwan, France and various US states. The first time he met i-D was when he came to interview Terry Jones in 1984. Featuring in the magazine several times since, Richard was most recently photographed by David Bailey for our Summer 2012, The Lights, Camera, Action Issue with his fox terriers Angus and India, whom he shares with his partner of over 20 years, Tom Ford. Ahead of his surely inspirational talk this weekend, i-D online presents ten things you might not know about Richard.
1. Richard’s first job was as a journalist for New York Magazine in 1979.
2. Richard’s father was a US army officer.
3. Richard spent the summer of 73 in London watching Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
4. Richard did a BA at the University of Maryland.
5. Richard was a studio 54 regular.
6. Richard met Tom Ford in 1986 in the elevator of WWD, where he was editor.
7. Richard was Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Hommes International between 1999 and 2005.
8. Richard has read Dick Hebdige’s ‘Subculture: The Meaning of Style’ cover to cover at least twice.
9. Richard has worked for Dutch, Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, W Magazine and of course i-D.
10. The first copy of i-D Richard bought was Issue 2, The Star Issue, featuring the five-point star logo.
Text: Sarah Raphael
Images from top: Richard photographed by David Bailey for The Lights, Camera, Action Issue/ Richard with Dianne Brill, New York, 1982. Photograph by Martin H. Schreiber/ Richard holidaying/ i-D Covers Book.
Richard Buckley will be speaking at the i-D Inspirational Men’s Dinner, sponsored by Victorinox, during London Collections: Men.