Final yr, Gucci’s present artistic director Alessandro Michele celebrated the home’s centenary with a nostalgic runway extravaganza. For the autumn 2021 assortment, Michele riffed on former artistic director Tom Ford’s innately horny design strategy, and reintroduced cult items – Gwyneth Paltrow’s ruby-red autumn/winter 1996 velvet swimsuit included. In consequence, curiosity in ’90s and Noughties-era Gucci by Tom Ford creations is at an all time excessive.
Hailey Bieber has gravitated in the direction of the Texan designer’s leather-based items. Persevering with her luxe leather-based streak—she’s been carrying The Matrix-esque trench coats on repeat—the mannequin wore a ruched leather-based tank high from Tom Ford’s Gucci, straight leather-based trousers from The Attico, a Magda Butrym leather-based trench coat and Saint Laurent slingbacks.
Fellow fashions have been sharpening their elbows to snap up items from Ford’s Gucci. In October, classic obsessive Bella Hadid packed a punch in a black cut-out high—from spring 1998—that she wore back-to-front for her twenty fifth birthday celebrations.
Elsewhere Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Kim Kardashian have revived his wonderful LBDs – Kardashian is a fan of his outré footwear, too – whereas Rihanna was forward of the curve with the Ford-era feathered denims (spring 1999) she wore a month earlier than Michele’s April present.