Prolific fashion designer most recognized as the head designer for the fashion brands YSL and Gucci. In 2008, he was presented with the Menswear Designer of the Year Award.
He dropped out of New York University after two years to focus on his dream of becoming an actor.
He began dating Richard Buckley in 1986. The couple got married in 2014. They had a son through surrogacy in 2012.
In 2009, he directed the drama film A Single Man, starring Colin Firth.