Rumours have been circling that Tom Ford is to join Estee Lauder. The former creative director for Gucci is expected to announce the results of his discussions with the cosmetics giant withing the next two weeks.

Ford, who has dappled in acting, directing and car design – to name just a few activities after leaving Gucci – was thought to become creative director for Estee Lauder. However, the latest news has it that he is to enter into a joint venture with the company, which already has such dealings with Donald Trump and Sean Combs.

When confronted with the rumours last Thursday, Ford said that he had “not as of yet signed any deals at this time.” Not that all this means the end of his career in film. His forthcoming project might possibly star his one time muse, Carine Roitfield, in a cameo role, reports