Actress Rita Wilson gushes over Tom Ford in TIME 100 profile.

Ford and Glee actor Chris Colfer are the two openly gay men on the newsweekly's list of the most influential people in the world. (Also making the cut are Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann and House Speaker John Boehner, opponents of gay rights.)

The fashion designer turned filmmaker – he directed Colin Firth in A Single Man to his first Oscar nomination – and his partner of 24 years, Richard Buckley, graced the cover of gay glossy Out's love issue, and Ford recently told celebrity glossy Interview that he prefers to be nude: “I eat naked. I do everything completely naked.”

But if you're in need of more details about the man behind the fashion brand he named after himself, then Wilson's profile will prove satisfying.

Tom Ford is the “other Tom (after my husband Mr. Hanks) whose shoulder I can also cry on, who makes me laugh as hard as my main Tom.”

He's a “closet comedian” that Skypes from his bed, and he's loyal: “Friendships are his other art. No flip-flopping. No fly by night.”

“Tom might be one of the TIME 100, but to me he is one in a million,” Wilson writes.