Last year, Gucci’s current creative director Alessandro Michele celebrated the house’s centenary with a nostalgic runway extravaganza. For the fall 2021 collection, Michele riffed on former creative director Tom Ford’s innately sexy design approach, and reintroduced cult pieces – Gwyneth Paltrow’s ruby-red autumn/winter 1996 velvet suit included. As a result, interest in ’90s and Noughties-era Gucci by Tom Ford creations is at an all time high.
Hailey Bieber has gravitated towards the Texan designer’s leather pieces. Continuing her luxe leather streak—she’s been wearing The Matrix-esque trench coats on repeat—the model wore a ruched leather tank top from Tom Ford’s Gucci, straight leather trousers from The Attico, a Magda Butrym leather trench coat and Saint Laurent slingbacks.
Fellow models have been sharpening their elbows to snap up pieces from Ford’s Gucci. In October, vintage obsessive Bella Hadid packed a punch in a black cut-out top—from spring 1998—that she wore back-to-front for her 25th birthday celebrations.
Elsewhere Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Kim Kardashian have revived his excellent LBDs – Kardashian is a fan of his outré footwear, too – while Rihanna was ahead of the curve with the Ford-era feathered jeans (spring 1999) she wore a month before Michele’s April show.