Sex is back in Vogue via Tom Ford at Gucci, or rather the Gucci Museo in Florence as two rooms have been dedicated to Ford’s honor. Under Ford’s direction the struggling Italian luxury brand found success steeped in overt sexuality.
The two rooms are distinctively Ford – one with wine red velvet walls, the other with a padded, pink boudoir satin background.
The 54 looks from slithery white silk jersey to chubby furs in rainbow colors, have been chosen by current creative director Alessandro Michele, who was selected by Ford as part of the Gucci creative team.
Michele, who led the return of the Ford name to Gucci, has also chosen a display of accessories from the Tom Ford era, including a series of “Jackie O” bags (because Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore the original 1960s and 70s versions) and a peacock feather bag from 1996, reports Suzy Menkes for Vogue UK.
Visit the Gucci Museo at Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122 Florence www.guccimuseo.com