For many years I have lusted after all that Tom Ford creates. To me he epitomises gentlemanly suave style.

I admire his career, success and non fashion related start, from his humble beginnings as an intern in Chloé's press office to his move into European fashion as chief women's ready-to-wear designer for Gucci, his role as Creative Director at YSL to his present day, self titled fashion house Tom Ford.

I still yearn for a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses so I hope you can understand and share my joy in this latest bit of Tom Ford news.

Tom Ford International is seeking funding to expand into womenswear. Can you imagine how divine the womenswear collection would be?

The eponymous luxury label from the ex-Gucci creative director is looking for an investment of $50m (£30.5m) or more in a process managed by Credit Suisse, according to Reuters’ private equity website peHUB.

Tom Ford International currently sells menswear and men’s and women’s eyewear and fragrances through four standalone stores and several wholesale sites.

Ford launched his company in 2004 after leaving Gucci, where he had been widely credited with turning around the Italian luxury brand. 

I am waiting with baited breath Mr Ford..