Ford-less Gucci

Discussion in 'Designers and Collections' started by bergdorf_blonde, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. bergdorf_blonde

    bergdorf_blonde New Member

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    I believe the fashion constellation lost one of it's brightest stars. I am going to miss (I already do) Tom Ford's architectural masterpieces like nothing else. Especially after seeing a little preview of the "second-in-command's" (one for womens, one for mens or one for accessories) designs for the Cruise Collection, I believe, in last month's Bazaar. :sick: :cry: :yuk:

    3 words: No edge. No identity. Not sexy.

    Judging by their debut collection, I will never set foot at Gucci store again; but most importantly, I miss miss Tom Ford forever.

    Why can't he start his own label? Anything to stay connected to the fashion world.


    Is anyone sharing my pain?
     
  2. Dior

    Dior New Member

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    I'm not quite into Tom Ford

    But i do love his fw04 collection for YSL

    and about Gucci,i dont know.
     
  3. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    I'm sure tom ford is... :wink: :innocent:
     
  4. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    My hands ache from popping so many champagne corks...

    If truth be known I don't really care much for Gucci anyway - it was when YSL was prised from his over-groomed mitts that the real celebrations started...
     
  5. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i think we've witnessed one of the real shifts in modern fashion. i think that the american influence on modern fashion was peaked when not only tom ford stood at the helm of two major european houses, but also kors at celine, and (for his part) jacobs at vuitton. i mean between them alone they controlled almost ten shows a season. it was a good time for our brand of sexiness, minimalism, and nonchalance to rule. we had shows like sex and the city, frazier, even friends, setting major trends worldwide.

    it also gave the american consumer a unique connection to fashion. it was like we understood it all. even if we didn't like tom ford, we "got it." we understood the celebrity and all that. fashion with these stars recessed will be slightly less hands-on, but i think that new stars will emerge. i miss tom, but i'm kind of glad he's gone simply bc like yves saint laurent or claude montana or thierry mugler, he will win fans in his absence and his tenure will be appreciated even more in the years to come.
     
  6. faust

    faust New Member

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    No, I don't miss him. I'm glad he is gone, and hopefully this will mark the end of the trash era.
     
  7. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i guess most of you here know that i'm not a fan of Tom Ford but the last Gucci collection -which i just saw again in detail- is a serious mess, totally boring honestly, its like a rewind zzzz

    you need a new designer guys and that's only for Gucci,
    Pilati wasnt bad at ysl
     
  8. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    Not really Miss Blonde. I think you'll find that alot of people are happy that the fashion fascist and his evil empire is gone!

    If only other's would follow suit :innocent:
     
  9. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    :rofl:

    hate tom's designs, gald he is gone

    The new designer is doing basiclly the same thing so I don't know what you are upset about, it's still 'sex'.
     
  10. BrothaG

    BrothaG New Member

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    Although I liked some pieces of the latest Gucci collection, the new designers definitely need to get stuff on a roll. It doesn't really have the Gucci vibe so far.
    I would love Tom to start his own label, but I don't think he'll do so anytime soon :(.
     
  11. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    he really has no reason to...he's inordinately wealthy and his legacy is already secured thanks to his involvements with both magazine editors and contributions to prominent musuems....i don't think he's got the stamina to start from scratch again.
     
  12. mdankwah

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    i never really warmed to hime, i think yves saint laurent was right, tom ford is a good marketer and salesman
     
  13. PinkBeachBarbie

    PinkBeachBarbie New Member

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    I miss Tom at Gucci too! I really love what he did for the line, and he is sexy! I was disapointed with what the new designer did for s/s 2005, it was like she took Tom's past 6 years of work and smushed it into one collection..... I miss Tom Ford at Gucci! I wish he would come up with his own line!
     
  14. BrothaG

    BrothaG New Member

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    Absolutely, even though it'd be amazing I suppose he pretty much designed about everything one can design, so he'd better focus on his acting carreer to avoid unnecessary repitition. Perhaps Gucci just needs different designers if the following collections turn out to be as 'non-Gucci' as their last.
     
  15. Spike413

    Spike413 barcode

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    Yup, I miss him at Gucci. Regardless of whether he was a designer or not, he gave Gucci a single, identifyable image. Judging from the new collections I feel that that image will be lost. They weren't directional enough and there wasn't the same amount of editing as when Tom was in charge.
     
  16. luvkoshi

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    he's a natural star and an ambitious multi-media artists. We'll see him, for decades to come, in many incarnations... movies next, I guess. Looking forward to it. People love to hate on the overachievers but I say hate on the haters :brows:
     
  17. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    and some people think the overachivers arn't any good
     
  18. stylegurrl

    stylegurrl New Member

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    I don't miss him at all-good riddance I say. I am sick of designers that are more concerned with being celebrities than designing decent clothes. :innocent:
     
  19. kimair

    kimair frozen

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    no one would even care about Gucci if it wasn't for Tom Ford. Remember Gucci fashion shows before he came on board? I don't. You may love him (and I do) or hate him, but he revolutionized and revitalized the house. Everybody wanted:

    - the red velvet suit with satin shirt
    - horsebit loafer
    - white jersey cutout dresses
    - snake handbag
    - satin chinioserie dresses and kimonos
    - yellow fur chubby

    and countless other pieces that everyone was dying to have. And the ad campaigns were incredible!
     
  20. LostInNJ

    LostInNJ Rive Gauche. Rive Droite.

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    Or not :innocent: I am going to miss him. He has done a lot for fashion, and for Gucci, whether people here will admit it or not. No, his clothes aren't for everyone, but for those that covet his creations, he will be missed. I feel your pain :flower:
     

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