1995-2004 Tom Ford for Gucci / YSL
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God I miss him so much.
I mean he is still relevant, but it is different. I hate to be reheating a debate that is, and should be dead, but he had a voice: a vision. It would be most amazing to see what he would be doing today - in Gucci and YSL.
I loved the fact that he adored the human body. I loved that he never put out anything obviously and extremely tasteless. I loved his taste, his hand, his appeal, his stance in fashion. His shows were never an overkill of ideas and inspirations, but a solid transfer of concept to somewhat sensible reality. (well, not reality, but a gorgeous set of opulent and addictive make-belief)
I miss seeing Liya, Carmen, Natalia, Rie, Erin, MariaCarla and Daria in those slinky and indecent clothes. The highest heels, the lowest cuts. The nude lips, the bedroom eyes. His may not have been the most intellectual output in fashion, but damn it when clothes were that gorgeous, who cares about all the ridicule and scrutiny behind it all?
To say the least, yes it was gimmicky, but I wish I could see a designer playful and ballsy enough to paint his models' nipples purple. I am perhaps alone in that. I am happy that Tisci is bringing that Roitfeld look back, maybe in some ways better than Tom ever did. Hopefully, Givenchy will be what Gucci was in its heydays in terms of deciding taste and silhouette - sooner than later.
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