Tom Ford may still aspire to a life in Hollywood but he’s bound not to tie himself down to just one idea. The now ex-creative director of Gucci and YSL Rive Gauche recently attended his first meeting as a member of the advisory board of Sotheby’s in Paris – the rival auction house to Christie’s which is owned by Ford’s former boss, Francois Pinault.

“The advisory board consults to management on a broad variety of strategic matters, including business and market opportunities, as well as our international operations,” a spokesman told WWD. “Tom Ford is one of the great innovators and taste makers of our era, and we are delighted we are able to draw on his vision and unique creativity.”