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Tom Ford Day Dresses

American, b. 1961

No one understands sex appeal quite like American designer Tom Ford.

An avowed perfectionist from an early age, Ford was rearranging furniture at the age of six and offering his mother advice on her hair and shoes. The designer, author, film director and chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is one of the most successful people working in fashion today.

Born in Austin, Texas, Ford grew up in the suburbs of Houston and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He briefly attended New York University, where he studied art history before dropping out to pursue acting. He became a regular at Studio 54, with its decadent nightlife later informing his high-octane fashion. He studied architecture at Parsons School of Design before shifting his focus to fashion and spending time at the Parsons Paris campus, graduating in 1985. The rest of the decade he worked for designers Perry Ellis and Cathy Hardwick. In 1990, Gucci’s creative director Dawn Mello hired him as a womens-wear designer.

At the time, the Italian label was better known for leather goods than luxury fashion. It was also nearly bankrupt. After Mello left in 1994, following a Bahrain-based investment group becoming Gucci’s majority shareholder, Ford was named creative director. He soon infused the brand with a fresh sensuality and 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 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. He also cranked up the seduction in the provocative ads for the fashion house, particularly with regard to campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, which Gucci 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. The brand has expanded into womens wear, beauty, accessoriesvintage Tom Ford handbags are universally adored by celebrities and collectors alike — as well as eyewear and fragrance, with the unisex Black Orchid introduced in 2006. Ford broke into film directing with the critically acclaimed A Single Man in 2009 and Nocturnal Animals in 2016, continuing to blur the boundaries between fashion and culture.

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Designer: Tom Ford
Tom Ford Gold Metallic Scoop Neck Long Dress Size M
By Tom Ford
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident. One small mark to front waist of dress on this used Tom Ford designer resale item. Details Gold Viscose Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford Black Wide Neck Zip Detail Midi Dress Size M
By Tom Ford
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident where one side of the snap button on zip detail is unstitched on this used Tom Ford designer resale item. Details ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford Black Laced Neck Long Sleeve Dress Size M
By Tom Ford
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to dress is evident on this used Tom Ford designer resale item. Details Black Viscose Dress Long sleeves Knee ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford Ivory Wool Zipper Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Krakow, PL
Sz.XS Very good condition.
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2010s Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford For Gucci Cut Out Silk Dress S/S 2000
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous iconic black silk jersey dress from Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 2000 collection. It is a simply cut easy to wear dress with a chain neckline onto which the front and back of the dress are gathered. There is a small silver Gucci embossed...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Gucci by Tom Ford runway fall 2001 100% silk black bustier post-it dress
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gucci by Tom Ford fall 2001 black post-it bustier dress Iconic and highly collectible. Inside attached bustier to hold the dress equipped with a side zipp...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

GUCCI TOM FORD Vintage Runway print silk side cutout leather strap dress IT42 M
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Hong Kong, NT
GUCCI TOM FORD Vintage Runway red pink floral print silk side cutout leather strap dress IT42 M Reference: TGAS/D00469 Brand: Gucci Designer: Tom Ford Collection: Runway Material: Si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford Women's Black Silk Fringed Maxi Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to dress is evident. There ae a few loose threads on this used Tom Ford designer resale item. Details Black Silk Maxi dress F...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Black Rayon Jersey Knit Vintage Sleeveless Gown
By Tom Ford, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Exquisite vintage early 2000s TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche black rayon jersey evening gown ! Features ruched detail above the back rear. Sashes hang from each side. H...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

GUCCI Tom Ford 2002 Vintage dark purple satin laced neckline mini dress IT38 XS
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Hong Kong, NT
GUCCI Tom Ford 2002 Vintage dark purple satin laced neckline mini dress IT38 XS Reference: ANWU/A00677 Brand: Gucci Designer: Tom Ford Collection: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent By Tom Ford Wrap Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in Geneva, CH
Effortlessly chic, this early 2000 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford wrap dress will deliver glamour and sophistication for any occasion. Cut from comfortable vibrant fuchsia crepe-viscose, it has a plunging V-neckline and satin-silk waist sash ties to ensure the most flattering fit. Partially lined the dress is approximately a size S (US 4) but runs slightly big to size. Style it with stilettos and a small clutch. Remarks : - same dress in black colour is available for sale as well - circa 2000 Bulgari...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci Silver Leather Backless Dress
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful silver leather wrap dress by Tom Ford for Gucci . The bodice crosses in the front wrapping at the waist and closing with snaps. It ha...
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1990s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

S/S 2001 Gucci Mesh Sleeveless Corset Dress
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in North Hollywood, CA
S/S 2001 Gucci by Tom Ford body contouring mesh sleeveless corset above-knee dress. Designed of an inner tan boned bodice corset dress with an overlay o...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford For Gucci Dress with Cut outs
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black fine stretch silk dress from Tom Ford for Gucci. It has 3/4 length sleeves, slits at the side hem and a fine strap crossing the upper chest and back. There is a ribb...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford black one shoulder oversized slouch cashmere sweater midi dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Paris, FR
LOVE LALI Vintage Tom Ford black one shoulder sweater dress in cashmere Long sleeves with thumb holes at the cuffs Slouch style dress that ...
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2010s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford Cut out Shoulders and Sleeves Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous white jersey dress from Tom Ford. It has cut out shoulders, sleeves and back all outlined in black velvet piping which ties at the shoulders. The dress is semi fitted th...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci Lavender Silk Halter Dress S/S 2003
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous lavender stretch silk dress by Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 2003 collection. It has a plunging front neckline and racer back with multiple sea...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

2000S TOM FORD Black Viscose Blend Long Sleeve Backless Dress With Padded Shoul
By Tom Ford
Located in New York, NY
Made in Italy 2000S TOM FORD Black Viscose Blend Long Sleeve Backless Dress With Padded Shoulder
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Early 2000s Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Yves St Laurent Lace up Safari Dress SS 2002
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous fine black polished cotton dress by Tom Ford for Yves St. Laurent. As a nod to St. Laurent's notable 1968 safari collection it has ...
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Early 2000s French Tom Ford Day Dresses

NWT Tom Ford $7, 000 Runway Fall 2015 Size 42 / 8 White Open Back Fringe Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in San Diego, CA
SOLD OUT Brand new with tags TOM FORD Fall 2015 runway white fringe flapper style dress! Impeccably designed, this rare gem features fabulous white ...
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2010s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 2004 Silk Halter Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous brown silk halter dress by Tom Ford for Gucci. It has a front cut out crossing halter neckline with sheer horizontal panels from below the bust through to the hips round ...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci New Silk Velvet Dress F/W 2001
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk velvet dress from Gucci as worn in a 2001 ad campaign. It has a square neckline with the center bust highlighted with sheer areas which contrast with the rich v...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Gucci by Tom Ford Tan Silk Shirt Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gucci by Tom Ford tan silk shirt dress with belt. Size: Small Marked size 40 but it fit smaller. ( small smudge near pocket) see image attached Bust: 32 inche...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

TOM FROD black leather SMOCKED Long Sleeve Sheath Dress 38 XS
By Tom Ford
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Tom Ford smocked long sleeve mid-calf dress in black lamb leather (100%). Opens with an anthracite metallic zipper on the back. Lined in silk (94%) and elastane (6%). ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci SS 2004 Brown Silk Dress
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous rich brown fine stretch silk dress from Tom Ford for Gucci. The dress portion is strapless then it is sheer to the stand up collar at the neck and to the elbows of the dramatic leg of...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci Silk Python Print Dress SS 2000
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous iconic python print silk jersey dress from Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 2000 collection in shades of grey. It has a leather cord closing with a Gucci inscribed silver metal cl...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent By Tom Ford Tangerine Silk Blouse and Skirt set
By Tom Ford, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful summer Yves saint Laurent By Tom Ford. Sleeveless V neck blouse with dozens button and slightly flair skirt. Perfect for Beach cocktail party. Fit size 4/6 US Medium size B...
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Early 2000s French Tom Ford Day Dresses

THE ROW beige viscose COWL NECK TENT Dress M
By Tom Ford
Located in Zürich, CH
The Row tent dress in light beige viscose (95%) and elastane (5%). With cowl neck and two slit pockets on the sides. Unlined. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. Tag Size ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci 2003 Collection Silk Corset Top Cocktail Dress 40
By Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Tom Ford for Gucci Silk Cocktail Dress F/W 2003 Collection Color - Chocolate Italian Size 40 This sexy dress features a corset top and cowl back with lots of strap and top-stitch...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford red knit dress halter dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford red knit V dress halter dress with rope sash ties to neck. Grecian inpired Size: Small - Medium Bust: 34"/ HIp: 3...
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Early 2000s French Tom Ford Day Dresses

TOM FORD for GUCCI F/W 2004 COLLECTION PURPLE VELVET STRETCH DRESS 40 - 4
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
TOM FORD for GUCCI Runway Purple Stretch Dress 2004 F/W Collection Italian Size 40 – US 4 Color – Purple Velvet Front & Back 60% Polyester, 20% Rayon, 10% Spandex, 10% Silk Measureme...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford New Cape Back Ruched Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
This is a gorgeous cobalt blue silk dress by Tom Ford. It is sleeveless, semi fitted with a horizontally ruched skirt. The back is scooped with a fabulous hip length gathered drape e...
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2010s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci 2003 Collection 3x Buckle Grommet Sleeve Burgundy Dress 40 -
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Gucci Silk Dress 2003 Collection Italian Size 40 - US 4 100% Silk Color - Deep Burgundy Hidden Button Closure at Front Sleeves Finished with Triple Buckle and Gromm...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford New Plunge Dress with Cut outs
By Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
An incredible dress from Tom Ford in off white silk. It has a plunging neckline, long sleeves with zippers at the wrists and black mesh covered oval cut outs at the side hips, side ...
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2010s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford for Gucci 2004 Collection Black Leather Cocktail Dress It. 44 - US 8
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Gucci Black Leather Cocktail Dress 2004 Collection Italian size 44 Color - Black. 100% Super Soft Leather, Fully Lined, Side Zip Closure. Measurements: Length - 40 inch...
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Gucci by Tom Ford yellow silk charmeuse cocktail dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gucci by Tom Ford yellow silk charmeuse cocktail dress with leather collar. Bust: 32"/ Waist: 26"/ Hip: 32". Size: 2
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Early 2000s Italian Tom Ford Day Dresses

Tom Ford day dresses for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Tom Ford day dresses available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, orange, red and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Valentino Garavani, Michael Kors, and Gianfranco Ferré appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Tom Ford day dresses from top boutiques around the world. Tom Ford day dresses prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $563 and tops out at $5,785, while the average work can sell for $1,850.
Questions About Tom Ford Day Dresses
  • 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 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.

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