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Tom Ford for Gucci

No one understands sex appeal quite like Tom Ford, who joined Gucci as a womens-wear designer in 1990.

At the time, the internationally renowned Italian label was better known for leather goods than luxury fashion. It was also nearly bankrupt. After creative director Dawn Mello left in 1994, following a Bahrain-based investment group becoming Gucci’s majority shareholder, Ford was named creative director. The American designer soon infused the brand with a fresh sensuality and bold style.

Ford's potent vision of sexed-up femininity spanned everything from shirts to shoes to handbags and other accessories at Gucci — he reimagined the house's iconic double-ring-and-bar Horsebit hardware, a reference to the brand’s equestrian history, as a seductive low-slung belt, worn by Madonna when accepting an MTV video music award in 1995. For his fall show during that year, in which Kate Moss walked down the runway in an unbuttoned satin shirt, velvet hip-huggers and tousled hair, heralded an exciting, glammed-up era for the once fusty brand. Vogue critic Sarah Mower called it “one of those hitting-in-the-solar-plexus moments.”

As Ford shot to fame, he continued to explore plunging necklines, such as in the black and white looks of the Fall 1996 collection, and sumptuous fabrics like leather and tweed, with the Fall 2000 ready-to-wear collection ranging from sultry silk evening dresses to plush belted coats.

Ford also cranked up the seduction in the provocative ads for Gucci, particularly with regard to campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, which the fashion house acquired in 1999 (Ford was also named creative director for YSL and designed the brand’s ready-to-wear collection). Gucci's Fall/Winter 1997 campaign featured Carolyn Murphy grasping Angela Lindvall in what looked like a video still; in another shot, a face pressed against a foot in a lipstick-red heel. Each promoted a vision of modern fashion where women were sexually confident, the materials were luxurious and the styles were fearless.

In 2004, Ford and Gucci president Domenico De Sole left the company after failing to agree on the renewal of their contracts. In 2006, with De Sole as chairman, Ford launched his wildly successful eponymous menswear label. Today Ford is also an author, film director and chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    At Gucci, Tom Ford served as the creative director from 1994 to 2004. He infused the brand with fresh sensuality and a bold style. His fall 1995 show, in which Kate Moss walked down the runway in an unbuttoned satin shirt, velvet hip-huggers and tousled hair, heralded an exciting, glammed-up era for the brand. As Ford shot to fame, he continued to explore plunging necklines, such as in the black and white looks of the Fall 1996 collection, and sumptuous fabrics like leather and tweed. The Fall 2000 ready-to-wear collection ranged from sultry silk evening dresses to plush belted coats. He also cranked up the seduction in the provocative ads for the fashion house. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Gucci apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    No, Tom Ford doesn't own Gucci. However, he has had a major impact on the Italian luxury fashion house, serving as its creative director from 1994 to 2004. He infused the brand with a fresh sensuality and bold style that helped revive Gucci, elevating it from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the most successful fashion houses. Explore a variety of Tom Ford for Gucci apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    No, Tom Ford does not currently make Gucci. However, the American fashion designer did design for Gucci in the past. He served as the creative director for the Italian luxury fashion house from 1994 to 2004, and many credit him for reviving the company, which struggled financially during the 1980s. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse assortment of Gucci apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Two designers took over Gucci after Tom Ford left the Italian fashion house in 2004. John Ray headed up menswear designs, while Alessandra Facchinetti oversaw womenswear. Two years later, Frida Giannini became the creative director for the entire brand. During her tenure, she reimagined Gucci's Flora pattern, bringing feminine flair to the collection. On 1stDibs, explore a selection of Gucci apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    No, Tom Ford does not design for Gucci. However, he has in the past. The American fashion designer served as the creative director for the Italian luxury fashion house from 1994 to 2004. During his tenure, Ford was responsible for infusing the brand with fresh sensuality and a bold style. On 1stDibs, find a large selection of Gucci apparel and accessories.

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