The Fall 1995 ready-to-wear season at Gucci is the season where designer Tom Ford really came into his own. It wasn’t his first collection for the house, but it’s the one that made him a fashion superstar and the one that made Gucci relevant and sexy again in a major way.
Ford took inspiration from the glamorous 1970s, he gave us the now classic jewel-tone satin shirts, unbuttoned down to just above the navel and the low-waist, hip hugging velvet trousers. This signature look from the collection was even worn by Madonna at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, where her red carpet interview with MTV’s Kurt Loder was famously interrupted by a very inebriated Courtney Love.
It could be somewhat hard, in the fashion world we live in today, to consider this collection very sexy, but it was, and in some ways still is! For us, it’s the use of textiles, the satin shirts, the velvet, the colours, the cuts, it’s all very feminine and elegant, without giving too much away. It’s the birth of the classy refined woman Tom Ford has been serving us for two decades now.
Walking in this famous show are none other than; Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, Shalom Harlow, Sex and the City‘s Jason Lewis and Nadja Auermann.
Are you still a fan of this collection? Can you believe the impact it had on the Gucci house? Was this the first time you fell in love with Tom Ford’s work? Let us know!