Let’s explore a guide of Gucci Tom Ford’s most famous pieces. Discover the designs and inspiration behind each of these famous luxury pieces within this list of the most well-known Gucci Tom Ford designs. Revived through the hot-bod hedonism of Tom Ford’s creations. The Gucci era was in for a shock. During these years, there were creative tensions between Ford and Maurizio Gucci, the company’s chairman and 50% owner. According to Mello,
“Maurizio always wanted everything to be round and brown, and Tom wanted to make it square and black.”
Though Maurizio Gucci wanted to fire Ford, wisely Domenico De Sole insisted that he remain. Domenico de Sole, who is credited as Ford’s partner in Gucci’s success.
When Ford left in 2004, Gucci Group was valued at $10 billion.
As a gay man since childhood, Tom Ford knew that sex sells and the pink money reigned. As creative director, Gucci launched provocative products in a limited edition such as silver handcuffs, a G-string, and provocative ad campaigns. The provocations didn’t stop there and Gucci’s spring 2003 campaign shot by Mario Testino featured a “G” shaved into the nether regions of Carmen Kass. It was this mix of irreverence and pure visual pleasure, whether it was with apparel, accessories, or perfume, that had an industry bewitched. Tom was very sexual as most gay men there are orgies taking place all the time.
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The Gucci family claims its origins are rooted in the merchant city of art history in Florence since around 1410. Guccio Giovanbattista Giacinto Dario Maria Gucci (1881-1953) left Florence for Paris and settled in London in 1897 to work at the high-end Savoy Hotel. During and after world war Aldo Gucci continued to grow the Gucci brand.
Gucci Workshop 1940.
The Fall Of Gucci
Maurizio the grandson of Guccio Gucci and he was a very greedy man. As the CEO of Gucci In 1988, Maurizio Gucci sold almost 47.8% of Gucci to the Bahrain-based investment fund Investcorp (owner of Tiffany since 1984) and withheld the other 50%. From 1991 to 1993, Gucci’s finances were still in the red, Maurizio Gucci was blamed for spending extravagant amounts of money on the company’s headquarters in Florence (Via Delle Caldaie palazzo) and in Milan.
Money is the root of all evil.
Reggiani his ex-wife begging Maurizio to buy back the other half of Gucci so her girls would have an inheritance. He refused too and it cost him his life. Labelled as Lady Gucci at the time. She paid a mere $365,000 for the murder of her ex-husband.
Maurizio and Reggiani.
Dawn Mello] was hired in November 1989 as Gucci’s executive vice president and chief designer. She reduced the number of stores from +1,000 to 180 in a move to rebuild the brand’s exclusivity. She also reduced the number of items sold by Gucci from 22,000 to 7,000. She moved Gucci’s headquarters back from Milan to Florence, where the history of Gucci is deeply rooted. You can visit the museum just opposite the Uffizi museum.
After the war, the Gucci crest, which showed a shield and armoured knight surrounded by a ribbon inscribed with the family name, became synonymous with the city of Florence.
Tom Ford Gucci Couture
As a creative director of Gucci, Dawn and Tom revived the Bamboo bag and the Gucci loafer. After the war, Guccio Gucci In 1947, launched the bamboo-handled bag.
Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.
To this day, Ford is considered to be the designer who truly revitalized Gucci. He had to go back into the archives.
Powerful Women Sell Gucci
Tom understood celebrity women selleth the clothes. He had a brilliant vintage line up to return to. The likes of Elizabeth Taylor who was photographed carrying bamboo-handled bags was an advert in itself to replicate. Guccio Gucci understood this too.
In 1961, after Jacqueline Kennedy was spotted carrying a Gucci bag, the fashion house renamed it ‘The Jackie.’
He also had understood designer Alessandro Michele’s signature print. The ditsy florals, saccharine colours, and girlish silhouettes. Tom created a zip-up sleeveless green vest with fuchsia, Gucci was not for introverts.
He knew that women maketh his brand. Tom’s favorite piece from this collection, was chosen by Gwyneth Paltrow for the 2012 Academy Awards. First Lady Michelle Obama wore an ivory floor-length evening gown designed by Ford to Buckingham Palace in 2011.
Tom Ford had been working under Marc Jacobs at Perry Ellis before his appointment for Gucci. Hence why the ready-to-wear challenge was not foreign for Tom. At the time Prada was the brand for everyday wear.
Limited Edition Bags
They created the Limited Edition bags such as. Purple Sequin Fringe Dragon Clutch Bag SS 200. Gucci Black Leather GG Interlocking Hobo Bag. Limited Edition F/W 2004 Gold Python Crystal Dragon Clutch. Limited Edition Violet GG Tom Ford Dragon Shoulder Bag. If you can get your hands on these rare Gucci bags now. You will make big money on eBay.
The iconic moccasins (Gucci loafer) were launched in 1952. The Horsebit loafer with its iconic double ring and bar was released in 1953. Tom created the velvet slippers. His love for velvet led to Damask Velvet Men’s Tuxedo Blazer. Of course, Tom Ford is famous for velvet blazers and suits.
Italy is famous for its silk. The Flora scarf was designed in 1966 by Rodolfo Gucci and Vittorio Accornero for Kelly Princess of Monaco who became a notorious consumer of Gucci products.
It is why Tom Ford in 2004 Crystal Pleated Chiffon Silk Skirt. Black Silk Crystal-Snake Strapless Finale Dress. Nude silk corset suit as seen on Gwen. A Silk Python Dress and a zebra pattern beaded silk evening flap bag.
And Gaga is wearing a silk scarf for the filming of House Of Gucci.
1973: Rodolfo Gucci commissioned Italian illustrator Vittorio Accornero to create the special Floral print for Princess Grace / 2013: Princess Grace of Monaco’s granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi in Gucci’s Forever Now campaign.
Silk headscarves never date and great for lockdown life for 2021.
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Tom created the Matrix Black Grey Rimless Unisex 1990s Vintage 90s Sunglasses.
Actor Adam Driver, representing Maurizo is seen wearing horn-rimmed glasses a very much 1980’s era below image.
Gucci trended very preppy clothing for this era as seen on Driver. Another Gucci signature item was a brown and blue patterned jumper No man can go without a Gucci beige classic trench. Tom Ford created a bottle green pony hair trench coat I am sure we shall see this too?
Gaga wearing an Eighties tartan coat which I know ZARA has already in the process of copying many of the plethoras of vintage Gucci prints.
The more layered gold necklaces around your neck as seen on Gaga was a display of Italian wealth. and Lady Gucci was all that. She was the Gucci lifestyle of opulence. We can clearly see for 2022 the Gucci lifestyle ski sipping prosecco is going to be cable white knit for men and that fluffy white hat on the slopes. And as much 18crt gold chinky necklaces one can find.
Vintage Tom Ford Era Gucci Belt
Tom Ford understood the power of wearing a belt with the
Also with its iconic double ring and bar used on loafers. Alessandra Facchinetti and Frida Giannini, all of whom had worked under Ford’s creative direction. Facchinetti was elevated to Creative Director of Women’s wear in 2004 and designed for two seasons before leaving the company. Worth most agreeing that Ford’s success was unlikely to be replicated, at least not immediately. And that turned out to be true.
Patrizio di Marco, formerly CEO of Bottega Veneta, was named CEO of Gucci in 2008. Both criticized for revisiting Tom Ford’s archives.
History Repeating Itself
In the early 90s was facing hardship, largely due to a widespread anti-fashion sensibility that infiltrated the mainstream. Its roots were a reaction to the conspicuous consumption and widened wealth disparity of the late 80s, with a poor economy bringing it all to a crashing, crowd-pleasing halt. If Ridley Scott gets this right with the line up of El Pacino this is an example of the Godfather of fashion. Will we be all going, Gaga in the return of the 1980’s fashion. When Gucci was all Italian focused and Made In Italy.
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