Tom Ford brought sexy back during his reign as Gucci’s Creative Director between 1994 and 2004. Ford’s effects on the Italian fashion house were felt globally, as his boundary-pushing sex-selling ads were often banned due to their overly racy nature, as well as financially on the bottom line (sales rose 90% once Ford took creative control of the brand). Though he made his exit 12 years ago, the pieces he produced during a decade of glamour at Gucci are just as relevant, and collectable. After all, who’s turning down the chance to channel a runway Kate Moss in some plunging slinky number that oozes arousal?
With Alessandro Michele’s appointment to Creative Director last year, the brand is experiencing a rebirth, one that’s embracing the double G logo motif and gracing us with buzzed about items including furry slippers and fur-lined loafers. But any discussion of Gucci is incomplete without revisiting the overhaul that wouldn’t have been possible without Tom Ford. In addition to jaw dropping ready-to-wear that practically set the catwalk on fire with each step, the accessories to come from Tom Ford’s tenure at Gucci are equally as lit. Take for example bamboo timepieces and python bags. Fierce, no? Collect, invest, flaunt…rock Tom Ford today.